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Global Wheat Shipments to Gain 2% a Year to 2015-2016

Dec. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Global wheat shipments will increase by 2 percent a year to 133 million metric tons by 2015-2016, said Etsuo Kitahara, executive director of the International Grains Council at a conference in Perth.

Corn imports by China will rise to about 5 million tons a year in 2015-2016 from 1.4 million tons estimated for this year, Kitahara said. Global rice trade is predicted to gain by 5 million tons to 36 million tons by 2016, he said.

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