Taiwan Only Imports Small Amounts from Ukraine 我自烏克蘭進口小麥.玉米 約占進口量1%

The Council of Agriculture says Taiwan does import corn and wheat from Ukraine, which just accounts for about 1 percent of the total volume.


Taiwan consumes huge amounts of soybeans, wheat, and corn, and is entirely reliant on imports. The primary sources are the US, Brazil, and Australia. In 2021, Taiwan imported wheat and corn from Ukraine. However, the imports only accounted for about 1 percent of the total import volume. The Council of Agriculture says Taiwan has enough inventory of the three products for the next half year between reserves and pre-orders, and the price and supply should both be stable.

Chen Chi-chung, Agriculture Minister: “Bulk cereal importers ordered in advance. We will also explain to domestic livestock businesses that the price of feed will remain at a stable level.”

Ukraine is the world's third-largest exporter of corn. If a war breaks out, then there may be an impact on global cereal supplies. The COA announced that it is working with Taiwan Sugar Corporation to expand inventories.

Chen Chi-chung, Agriculture Minister: “We are already working with Taiwan Sugar Corporation to build an inventory of at least 60,000 metric tons. This year, we will rent storehouse space to ensure that there is enough corn to meet domestic demand.”

The COA is also aiming to increase domestic production in case a war breaks out. There are currently 10,000 hectares producing silage corn for livestock, and that number will be increased to 30,000 this year, which will raise the output to 180,000 tons.

 

 

黃豆、小麥、玉米,俗稱黃小玉,是國內需大量仰賴進口的物資,主要從美國、巴西、澳洲等國進口,此次烏俄危機升溫,雖然國內去年也從烏克蘭進口小麥跟玉米,不過進口量不高,約佔1%左右,農委會表示,庫存加上大宗穀物業者提前下訂,國內未來半年,所需的黃小玉,價格跟供應量皆穩定。

農委會主委陳吉仲表示:「大宗穀物業者已經有提前的,下這樣的一個訂單,所以我們也會同步跟國內畜牧業者說明,飼料的這樣的一個價格,也會維持在一個穩定的水準。」

不過烏克蘭是全球玉米第3大出口國,若危機持續,有可能對全球穀物的流通產生影響,農委會也宣布,要跟台糖合作,擴建穀物倉儲的庫存量。

陳吉仲指出:「我們現在已經跟台糖合作,要興建至少超過6萬公噸的庫存量,今年就先去租相關的倉容量,來確保這一些的玉米等,都可以滿足我們國內的需要。」

另外,農委會也朝向提高國內生產量,來因應烏俄衝突可能帶來的衝擊,其中,提供畜牧業的青割玉米,目前生產面積為1萬多公頃,今年則要朝向擴大至3萬多公頃,約18萬公噸的產量。

 

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