Maize Imports into Asian Countries – Asia Import Statistics

26 August 2020
Asia Import Data

Asia’s maize imports increased by 7.7% to 77M tonnes in 2019, rising for the second consecutive years of decline. The value of total maize shipments entered into Asian countries recorded USD 15,553 million. As per latest Asian countries trade data of maize available with us shows that Japan made the highest purchases of maize in Asia from other countries in the world. Both in terms of production and consumption of maize, China stood at the top position in 2019. Here is a clear picture of Asian import market of maize with in-depth analysis of Asia import statistics of maize.


Maize Imports in Asia


If we look at import value of maize recorded by Asian countries during last 10 years, we found that the highest number of maize shipments entered into Asia in year 2012, while the lowest figures recorded in 2010. In 2019, Asian nations imported maize worth USD 15,553 million. Below given chart and table shows dollar amount of maize import shipments recorded by Asian countries during last ten years.


Year

Value USD Million

2010

12,133

2011

15,816

2012

17,219

2013

16,517

2014

15,940

2015

14,463

2016

12,618

2017

13,054

2018

15,472

2019

15,553

 


Top 10 Maize Import Countries in Asian Continent by Value and Quantity


As per Asia customs data, Japan stood at top position in Asia in terms of maize imported in 2019. The country imported 15,986,053 tons of maize worth USD 3,524 million in the said year. Other largest maize importer countries in Asian continent were South Korea, Vietnam, Taipei, China, Malaysia and Turkey. Below given chart and table shows dollar amount and quantity of maize imported by top 10 Asian countries in 2019.


Country

Value USD Million

Country

Quantity Tons

Japan

3,524

Japan

15,986,053

South Korea

2,352

Vietnam

11,756,437

Vietnam

1,939

South Korea

11,366,877

Iran

1,357

Iran

7,001,921

China

1,061

Taipei, Chinese

4,806,245

Taipei, Chinese

979

China

4,791,059

Malaysia

787

Malaysia

3,755,451

Saudi Arabia

715

Turkey

3,593,220

Turkey

703

Saudi Arabia

3,260,945

Israel

339

Bangladesh

1,309,237

 


Maize Production in Asia Continent


China recorded the largest volume of maize production of 270M tonnes in 2019, accounting for 71% of total volume. Indonesia with 33M tonnes and India with 29M tonnes stood at second and third place respectively in terms of maize production in Asian continent.


Amid concerns about the impact of Covid-19 on grain supplies, the Chinese government has taken a number of measures to preserve the area sown with corn, which canceled previous measures. As a result, product of maize in the country is projected at 260-265 million tonnes. Talking about India, after record yields in 2019, a slight decrease in maize production is expected in year 2020 due to coronavirus pandemic, which is currently projected at 28.0 million tonnes.


Maize Consumption by Asian Countries


The countries with the largest volume of maize consumption in 2019 were China (274M tonnes), Indonesia (33M tonnes) and India (28M tonnes). China shared 60% of total volume of maize consumption, while Indonesia and India shared 6.3% in the said year.


After two years of decline, Asian maize market was finally on the rise in 2019. China stood at the largest producer and consumer country of maize in Asian continent. In terms of imports, Japan imported maize the most in the said year. Get latest maize import data with shipment details right here.


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