•  World wheat flour trade for 2018-19 was revised downward by 100,000 tonnes of wheat equivalent (less than 1%) by the International Grains Council (IGC) but is still in line with last year’s estimated total of 17.1 million tonnes.

  • World wheat flour trade in 2018-19 dropped 1 million tonnes from the previous quarter’s estimate and is now 4% lower than last year, according to the International Grains Council (IGC).

    Trade is now estimated at 16.1 million tonnes, down from 17.1 million tonnes in November 2018 and also down from 16.8 million tonnes for 2017-18.

  •  Lifted by sluggish population growth and record imports, per capita consumption of flour edged upward in 2018, topping 132 lbs for the first time since 2015, according to data published by the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. At 132.1 lbs, per capita consumption of flour was up 0.3 lbs, or a quarter of one per cent, from 131.8 in 2017 and compared with 131.7 in 2016.