Projections raised for maize exports

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With global supplies projected by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), a UN arm, and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to be tight this year, and demand continuing from Malaysia and Vietnam, maize (corn) exports from India are expected to go on till May. The USDA said it was raising the projections for Indias maize exports, which have already touched a six-year high. According to the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (Apeda), exports of other cereals in which maize figures increased to 18.78 lakh tonnes (lt) during the first nine months of the current fiscal compared with 3.71 lt during the same period a year ago. As per Apeda data, maize exports during April-November of the current fiscal were 14.18 lt compared with 3.70 lt a year ago and 10.51 lt in 2018-19, said a report.