HC Deb 07 March 1946 vol 420 c124W
Major Morrison

asked the Minister of Food if he will give a schedule of the current prices of wheat in the chief producing countries of the world; and indicate which are free market prices, and which are prices dictated by Governments.

Dr. Summerskill

The tour countries which at the present time provide any significant quantity of wheat for export are Canada, United States of America, Australia and Argentina. The latest f.o.b. price per long ton from each of these sources is as follows: Canada, £14 15s., U.S.A. £18 12s., Australia £15, Argentina £14; in all four countries the level of export prices for wheat is influenced by Government arrangements for supporting the price paid to the producer.

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