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CORRECT: S. Africa Imports 29,201 Tons Yellow Corn From Ukraine

April 15 (Bloomberg) -- (Corrects story first published on April 15 after Grain Information Service says corn was bought from Ukraine and not Russia.)

Imports were for wk ended April 11, Pretoria-based South African Grain Information Service says in statement published on website. * Nation imports no white corn in wk * Country exports 2,402mt yellow corn to neighboring nations;

sends 15,251mt white corn; 4,215mt wheat * South Africa imported 45,470mt wheat last wk, most since wk

ended Feb. 14; cereal came from Australia, Germany, Latvia * NOTE: South Africa is continent’s biggest corn producer;

cornmeal made from white variety is used to make staple food

known as pap, while yellow type is used as animal feed * NOTE: Nation is sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest producer of

wheat after Ethiopia, region’s biggest importer after

Nigeria, Sudan, acc. to U.S. Dept of Agriculture data


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To contact the reporter on this story: Ana Monteiro in Johannesburg at +27-11-286-1914 or To contact the editors responsible for this story: Amanda Jordan at +44-20-7673-2144 or

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