August 07, 2013

Japan Asia's second largest wheat buyer imports 90 per cent of its grain from foreign sources

Picture: High Tea - Japanese style

"Japan, Asia's second largest wheat buyer after Indonesia last year, depends on imports for almost 90 per cent of the grain.The US was the biggest shipper to Japan last fiscal year...58 per cent of the total...Canada...23 per cent..followed by Australia with 925,000 tonnes"

Source: Rising wheat prices help Abe bring back inflation
By Aya Takada
Australian Financial Review
Monday 5th August 2013, page 34

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