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(Posted Thu. Feb 13th, 2014)
With downloadable market data from dozens of countries and regions, plus highlights of Council activities from 2013, the U.S. Grains Council's 2013 Annual Report at usgcAnnualReport.org is a great resource for those following the global grain trade.
"The downloadable spreadsheet includes production, demand, imports, exports and feed consumption information for 60 countries and regions," says Rex Martin, leader of the Council's Membership and Communications Advisory Team. "Add in web-based country and regional overviews that include everything from gross domestic product to market growth potential to highlights of Council activities, and it's a great tool to see just some of the Council's data and resources, and how we put them to work for members."
Market data by country is located in the "Market Profiles" section, while the "Success Stories" tab emphasizes high-points with accompanying videos. Photo-based highlights and additional notes complete the online report.
A printed companion piece is being mailed to all Council members, with additional copies available at key Council meetings and tradeshows, including the Council's booth at Commodity Classic in late-February.
"The Council works tirelessly on behalf of its members. It is continuously piecing together the possibilities of ever-changing global markets while promoting sound trade policies, building relationships that support members and forming partnerships that help ensure a more food-secure world," says Martin. "The Council's Annual Report is a great way to note the achievements while providing useful data to members; we encourage everyone to explore usgcAnnualReport.org."