US exports of distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to the Middle East and North Africa reached a new high in the 2015/2016 marketing year, the US Grains Council said last week.

In the period, the country sold more than 1.14 million tonnes of DDGS in the region, the export trade body said, citing data from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Exports to Turkey, doubled to 695,000 tonnes. To Israel, US DDGS sales grew 96% to 202,000 tonnes, while to Morocco, they were up 42% to 143,000 tonnes.

As a whole, 49 countries around the world imported US DDGS in the 2015/2016 marketing year.

China, a major buyer of US DDGS, recently imposed preliminary anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on DDGS coming from the US.

Since the start of 2016 through August, US DDGS exports stood at 7.6 million tonnes, indicating an annualised total of 11.4 million tonnes, according to government trade data, analysed by the Renewable Fuels Association.



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