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May 11 2004 | Pakistan | Annual 
Highlight: No Pakistan's CY 2004 tobacco production is forecast to increase to 95,600 metric tons. Cigarette companies have started programs introducing sunflower and hybrid maize as alternative crops for tobacco. Most of tobacco trade is unrecorded. Cigarette production and consumption continue to rise despite government efforts to dissuade people from smoking. Imports of U.S. leaf tobacco expected to remain strong due to a demand of better quality cigarettes among Pakistan consumers.
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May 7 2004 | Pakistan | Annual 
Highlight: The MY 2004/05 crop is forecast at 1.96 Million Metric Tons (MMT), to be the second largest ever. Progressive textile mills are focusing on producing better-quality products, particularly for the export market, in the process making Pakistan a leading market for U.S. Pima cotton. Consumption continues to expand in response to resurgence in export markets and strong domestic demand. With domestic prices increasing, mills are finding importing upland cotton increasingly attractive.
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Apr 22 2004 | Pakistan | Annual 
Highlight: Pakistan's MY 2004/05 sugar production is forecast to decrease to 3.66 million metric tons (raw value) as a result of a corresponding decrease in planted area. Due to declining returns, farmers are switching to other short season high value crops. To off-load rising stocks the sugar industry views exports as the solution. This will be possible only if the Government provides an export subsidy, of US $ 120-130 per metric ton.
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Apr 2 2004 | Pakistan | Annual
Highlight: Pakistan's MY 2004/05 wheat production is forecast at 20 million Metric Tons (MMT), resulting from widespread rains in November and December, and greater availability of fertilizer and herbicide inputs. Despite the second largest cop forecast, Pakistan is expected to import 200,000 MT of wheat due to the lower stock level in the government reserve and an anticipated shortfall in local supplied available for procurement for the food department. The GSM-102 program remains a viable tool for importing U.S. wheat once final institutions overcome apprehensions rooted in policy inconsistencies. New wheat specifications for government tenders includes a requirement for non-GM commodity. Pakistan's MY 2004/05 rice crop is forecast at 5.0 MMT, with expansion in acreage of IRRI rice crop. Rice exports are forecast at 2.0 MMT.
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Apr 2 2004 | Pakistan | Annual 
Highlight: Pakistan's production of oilseed, meal and oil are all expected to increase through greater availability of land resources, stronger market incentives and expanding demand for end-products reliant on oilseed product inputs. To meet rising consumer demand, more imports will be necessary. The country's new differential tax structure discourages import of soybeans to the detriment of the domestic solvent industry while encourages cross-board trade in meal from India. Ghee remains very popular thus demand for palm oil should remain strong. U.S. concession programs, not used for a few years now, assisted the last large import of U.S. soybeans and products into the country.
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Jan 20 2004 | Pakistan | Cotton Outlook 2004/05 
Highlight: MY 2004/05 total cotton area is forecast to expand, as higher projected returns for cotton should attract land from sugarcane production. MY 2004/05 total cotton production is forecast at 1.96 Million Metric Tons.
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Nov 26 2003 | Pakistan | Wheat Update )
Highlight: The Government of Pakistan has announced 17 percent increase in official wheat procurement price. Secondly, in an effort to increase wheat supply the government has also eliminated 25 percent import tariff for wheat.
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Nov 20 2003 | Pakistan | Wheat and Rice Trade Data (Jan - Jun 2003) 
Highlight: This report contains the most recent official wheat and rice trade data for Pakistan for January to June 2003.
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Nov 13 2003 | Pakistan | Cotton Trade Data (Jan - Jun 2003) 
Highlight: No This report contains the most recent official cotton trade data for Pakistan.
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Oct 3 2003 | Pakistan | Sugar Semi-Annual 
Highlight: Pakistanís MY 2003/04 sugar production is expected to increase to 4.03 million metric tons due to higher yields resulting from better sucrose recover rates and greater availability of water inputs. To address rising stock levels, the Government of Pakistan will maintain the 25 percent import duty and 15 percent sales tax levies assessed initially in June 2003 and consider an industry introduced self-financed export subsidy scheme.
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Aug 5 2003 | Pakistan | Country Report 
Highlight: Pakistan does not have a set of clearly defined federal food laws - either for domestic or imported foods. Pakistan uses Harmonized Syatem to classify imported goods. Labelling requirements are strictly enforced
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Jun 13 2003 | Pakistan | Cotton and Products Annual 
Highlight: The MY 2003/04 crop is forecast to be the second largest ever at 1.94 Million Metric Ton (MMT) as farmers covet the higher return earned on the MY 2002/03 crop and seek to avert repeat of problems encountered last year with sugarcane. Progressive textile mills are focusing on producing better-quality products, particularly for the export market, in the process making Pakistan a leading market for U.S. Pima. Consumption continues to expand in response to export demand and to stiffening domestic requirements. With domestic prices increasing, above the world rate for comparable grade local lint, mills are finding importing upland cotton increasingly attractive.
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Jun 13 2003 | Pakistan | Wheat Update: Production and Trade Reviewed 
Highlight: Pakistanís MY 2003/04 wheat production forecast has been reduced 800,000 MT to 18.2 million metric tons due to lower than anticipated yields especially in Punjab province, due to temperature fluctuation at grain formation and maturity stage and attack of aphids. Although a 18.2 MMT crop is not less than the last year harvest, the import forecast has been increased to 2.0 MMT due to low stocks, lower-thanexpected procurement and the potential for increased demand as a result of the continuing cross-border trade with Afghanistan and Iran.
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May 8 2003 | Pakistan | Cotton Trade Data (CY 2002) 
Highlight: This report contains the most recent official cotton trade data for Pakistan.
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May 5 2003 | Pakistan | Tobacco and Products Annual 
Highlight: Pakistan's CY 2003 tobacco production is projected to expand to 94,700 metric tons. An esclating domestic support price program coupled with fewer competitive alternatives in recent years appears to be the motivationg force behind production as official demand by cigarette manufacturers is waning. Cigarette production and disappearance continue to rise but recent government discussions to prohibit smoking in public places, if adopted, may dampen this trend. High quality U.S. leaf tobacco should come into higher demand as Pakistan companies seek to service the rising popularity of premium brand cigarettes.
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Apr 14 2003 | Pakistan | Wheat and Rice Trade Data (CY 2002) 
Highlight: This report contains the most recent official wheat and rice trade data for Pakistan for CY 2002.
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Apr 10 2003 | Pakistan | Sugar Annual 
Highlight: Pakistan continues to face a shortage of water for agricultural use. Sugar production in MY 2003/04 is forecast to decrease to 3.56 million metric tons (MMT) due to a decrease in cane production. Pakistan is expected to export 100,000 MT of sugar in MY 2003/04 provided the Government of Pakistan (GOP) maintains its current level of subsidy which is equivalent to U.S. $ 100 to $ 120 per metric ton (MT). During MY 2002/03 the GOP authorized government purchase and export of 300,000 MT of sugar.
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Apr 3 2003 | Pakistan | Oilseeds and Products Annual 
Highlight: Pakistan is a major importer of vegetable oils and a growing importer of oilseeds. Despite best efforts domestic production meets only 30 percent of consumption requirements. MY 2003/04 oil seed import is expected to increase to 650,000 metric tons as government policies focus on generating greater economic return to the crusher and trade relations with India soften. Oil imports in MY 2003/04 are forecast to increase to 1.35 million metric tons (MMT). U.S. export assistance programs have been instrumental in reopening Pakistan's soybeans and soybean oil markets and GSM-102 credit guarantees should prove an important tool for U.S. commercial trade interests.
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Mar 13 2003 | Pakistan | Grain and Feed Annual  
Highlight: Pakistanís MY 2003/04 wheat production is forecast at 19 Million Metric Tons (MMT), assisted by widespread rains throughout the country in February 2003, and by an increased usage of fertilizer and herbicide inputs. Even with a large draw down in the government held stocks, the country is forecast to import 1.5 MMT. The GSM- 102 program should help the U.S. remain competitive in the important soft white wheat market. Pakistanís MY 2003/04 rice crop is forecast at 4.5 MMT, another strong showing for this major rice exporting country. Exports are forecast at 1.6 MMT.
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