On November 18, 2014, MAFF announced Japan's official 2014 wheat production statistics. Production increased 3.0 percent in Hokkaido and 7.0 percent in the remaining prefectures from the previous year. The increase was attributable to a 1.0 percent increase in planted area in all regions and an increase in yield of 2.0 percent in Hokkaido and 6.0 percent in the remaining prefectures thanks to favorable weather. As a result, national production was up 5.0 percent, and overall national yield increased 3.0 percent from the previous year. Post has updated the PS&D based on Japanese production data and final MY2013/14 trade data.

Japanese Wheat Production

Wheat Production

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Crop Area (hectares)

208,300

206,900

211,500

209,200

210,200

212,600

Production Volume (MT)

674,200

571,300

746,300

857,800

811,700

849,100

Yield (MT/hectare)

3.24

2.76

3.53

4.10

3.86

3.99

MAFF Wheat Tender Results (July 2014 – January 2015)

Quantity (MT)

USA

Western White

459,614

Hard Red Winter

460,186

Dark Northern Spring

733,998

Canada

Western Red Spring

385,877

Australia

Standard White

412,410

Total

2,452,085

Japanese Wheat and Wheat Products Imports

Japan Import Statistics

Commodity: Wheat, Group 60 (2012)

Year Ending: June

Partner Country

Unit

Quantity

% Share

% Change

July-Nov

2012

2013

2014

2012

2013

2014

2014/2013

2014

World

MT

6116209

6343374

5880596

100.00

100.00

100.00

- 7.30

2482696

United States

MT

3545674

3429955

2935006

57.97

54.07

49.91

- 14.43

1284715

Canada

MT

1350656

1666426

1692096

22.08

26.27

28.77

1.54

756813

Australia

MT

1197624

1241188

918917

19.58

19.57

15.63

- 25.96

408687

Ukraine

MT

0

0

267740

0.00

0.00

4.55

0.00

0

Romania

MT

0

0

46761

0.00

0.00

0.80

0.00

27167

Serbia

MT

0

0

10893

0.00

0.00

0.19

0.00

0

France

MT

2788

5647

6454

0.05

0.09

0.11

14.29

2501

Russia

MT

19289

0

2608

0.32

0.00

0.04

0.00

0

Other

MT

178

158

121

0.00

0.00

0.00

-23.40

2812


Japan Import Statistics

Commodity: Grain: Wheat product group

Year Ending: June

Partner Country

Unit

Quantity

% Share

% Change

July-Nov

2012

2013

2014

2012

2013

2014

2014/2013

2014

World

MT

173896

185943

176921

100.00

100.00

100.00

- 4.85

69183

Italy

MT

82955

92540

82461

47.70

49.77

46.61

- 10.89

32031

Turkey

MT

19587

27305

27888

11.26

14.68

15.76

2.14

11647

United States

MT

22504

21873

23550

12.94

11.76

13.31

7.66

7750

China

MT

18943

18297

17591

10.89

9.84

9.94

- 3.86

7325

Other

MT

29906

25928

25430

17.20

13.94

14.37

-1.92

10430

Japanese Total Wheat Imports (wheat and wheat products combined) for MY2013/14 Unit: MT

Wheat products

Wheat Equivalent

Wheat

Total

a

b =a x 1.368

c

b + c

World

176,921

242,027.9

5,880,596

6,122,623.9

USA

23,550

32,216.4

2,935,006

2,967,222.4

Japanese Wheat Exports for MY2013/14 Unit: MT

Wheat products

Wheat Equivalent

Wheat

Total

a

b = a x 1.368

c

b + c

World

170,189

232,818.6

0

232,818.6

PS&D

Wheat

2012/2013

2013/2014

2014/2015

Market Begin Year

Jul 2012

Jul 2013

Jul 2014

Japan

USDA Official

New post

USDA Official

New post

USDA Official

New post

Area Harvested

209

209

210

213

213

213

Beginning Stocks

1,462

1,462

1,543

1,543

1,309

1,345

Production

858

858

812

812

850

849

MY Imports

6,598

6,598

6,123

6,123

6,000

6,000

TY Imports

6,598

6,598

6,123

6,123

6,000

6,000

TY Imp. from U.S.

3,547

3,460

2,928

2,967

0

3,300

Total Supply

8,918

8,918

8,478

8,478

8,159

8,194

MY Exports

275

275

269

233

300

300

TY Exports

275

275

269

233

300

300

Feed and Residual

1,200

1,200

1,000

1,000

600

600

FSI Consumption

5,900

5,900

5,900

5,900

5,900

5,900

Total Consumption

7,100

7,100

6,900

6,900

6,500

6,500

Ending Stocks

1,543

1,543

1,309

1,345

1,359

1,394

Total Distribution

8,918

8,918

8,478

8,478

8,159

8,194

1000 HA, 1000 MT, MT/HA