Maiz’info April 2020


Maize Production Watch: At the end of March, France’s 2020 maize production programme was estimated up 16 percent compared to the previous year. The increase is also expected in the main EU countries competing on the maize market, as well as in the non-EU member countries, where the trend is clearly upwards. See the detailed estimates.

Coronavirus Pandemic Drives Maize Prices down: A significant share of the U.S. maize production goes to the ethanol industry. However, ethanol prices are closely linked to petrol prices, which are currently plummeting. The sharp decline of fuel demand brought about by the Covid-19 has therefore resulted in a fall of maize prices. An analysis of this delicate situation.