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Morocco to import more DDGS

Morocco will more than double its imports of distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in 2007 compared to the previous year, according to the US Grains Council.

Morocco imported 24,000 metric tons of US DDGS in 2006; since January, Moroccan buyers have imported 40,000 tons of DDGS from the United States. "We expect buyers to purchase another 15,000 tons by the end of year, bringing the 2007 estimate to 55,000 tons," said Kurt Shultz, USGC director for the Mediterranean and Africa. "This is significant growth for such a new market."

Building demand
The Council has been conducting several programs to build demand in Morocco for feed grains and grain products including DDGS. Since 2003, the Council has brought Moroccan feed millers and importers to the United States to learn more about more about DDGS production and the evolution of the US ethanol industry.

Evolving ruminant sector
Currently the bulk of the DDGS are going into the poultry sector, however the rapidly evolving ruminant feed sector will increase demand for this corn product. "Morocco's successful use of DDGS will mean continued growth in demand. "We are very optimistic that the neighboring countries of Algeria and Tunisia will follow Morocco's leadership and begin importing DDGS in the near future," said Shultz.

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Source: grainnet.com

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