- Language: English
- 522 Pages
- Published: April 2012
- Region: Global
Bangladesh Agribusiness Report Q3 2012
- Published: May 2012
- Region: Bangladesh
- 63 Pages
- Business Monitor International
Bangladesh Agribusiness service provides proprietary medium term price forecasts for key commodities, including corn, wheat, rice, sugar, cocoa, coffee, soy and milk; in addition to newly-researched competitive intelligence on leading agribusiness producers, traders and suppliers; in-depth analysis of latest industry developments; and essential industry context on Bangladesh's agribusiness service.
Fighting inflation remains a core priority of the government in the near term and the government will increase imports of key grains such as wheat, rice and sugar to increase supply and keep prices in check. In the immediate term, we believe that the poultry sector could face the greatest challenge of higher input costs and inadequate compensation to help them to recover from losses incurred in the 2008 bird flu epidemic.
Over the longer term, we highlight the dire need for improved agriculture infrastructure to help the sector cope with climate change-related crop destruction. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Bangladesh loses about 80,000 hectares of arable land due to the impact of climate change such as droughts, salinity and floods.
- Rice production growth: 13.1% to 37.6mn tonnes by 2015/16. Over the longer term, the introduction of an 'input distribution card' to 9mn small farmers is likely to help them to obtain cash subsidies for these inputs and boost productivity.
- Sugar production growth: -50.0% to 50,000 tonnes by 2015/16. With farmers increasingly turning towards more profitable cash crops such as cotton, we do not foresee the trend of declining sugar production to reverse any time soon.
- Poultry production growth: 17.8% to 225,000 tonnes by 2015/16. Better economic conditions and higher disposable incomes will help to drive demand for meat. Better disease control is also expected to support the recovery of the sector.
- 2012 real GDP growth: 5.9%, down from 6.7% in 2011. Predicted to average 6.2% from 2011 to 2016.
- 2012 consumer price inflation: 11.5%, up from 8.8% y-o-y in 2011. Predicted to average 7.5% from 2011 to 2016.
Key Developments In April 2012, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center announced that it had introduced a wheat variety in Bangladesh which is tolerant to the Ug99 strain of stem-rust fungus. The new variety has been developed together with the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, helped in part by a United States Agency for International Development seed-multiplication program. According to the centre, the new seed variety, known as Francolin, will be combined with another seed variety called Hashi (developed in 2010) to cover around 5% of the country's total area harvested by 2013. According to the farmers group Bangladesh Poultry Khamar Rokkha Jatiya Parishad, 54,000 poultry farms have closed down over the past one and a half years owing to inadequate compensation by the government after the avian flu epidemic in 2008. Unless more drastic steps are taken to stem the rise of unprofitable poultry farms, such as increasing farmer compensation, we believe this poses a strong downside risk to poultry output in the foreseeable future.
We expect the growing sugar production deficit in Bangladesh to place higher demand for sugar imports in the long term. Indeed, sugar imports have been on an upward trend in the past decade and we expect this to persist. In 2011/12, the US Department of Agriculture forecasts imports of the sweetener to come in at 1.4mn tonnes, the highest in four years. With farmers increasingly turning to plant more profitable cash crops such as cotton, we do not foresee the trend of declining sugar production to reverse any time soon. SHOW LESS READ MORE >
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Table: Bangladesh Wheat Production & Consumption, 2008-2012
Table: Bangladesh Corn Production, 2008-2012
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Table: Bangladesh Sugar Production & Consumption, 2008-2012
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Table: Bangladesh Poultry Production & Consumption , 2011-2016
Table: Bangladesh Beef & Veal Production & Consumption, 2011-2016
Table: Bangladesh Poultry Production & Consumption, 2008-2012
Table: Bangladesh Beef & Veal Production & Consumption, 2008-2012
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Monthly Grains Update
Corn: Moving Towards Support
Wheat: Downtrend Remains In Place
Rice: Temporary Strength
Monthly Softs Update
Cocoa: All Eyes On The Mid-Crop
Coffee: Brazil Leads Improved Supply
Palm Oil: Strong Demand To Support Prices
Sugar: Surplus Finally Dragging Prices Lower
Cotton: Finding A Base
Table: Select Grains & Softs: Performance & BMI Forecasts
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Global Food & Drink View
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Country Snapshot: Bangladesh Demographic Data
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