Italy takes more foreign grainThis article was originally published in The Public Ledger
ITALY is importing more of every sort of grain, culminating in a 25% year-on-year rise for the first two months of the year, according to national grains group, Associazione Nazionale Cerealisti (Anacer). Anacer said imports of all grains hit 2.22m tonnes from 1.77m tonnes a year earlier. The value of the imports jumped 60% to €613.6m ($875m). Maize imports climbed by 53% to 516,853 tonnes; barley by 39% to 191,011 tonnes; soft wheat by 19% to 818,810 tonne; and durum wheat by 17% to 365,611 tonnes.