Canada is also one of the world's largest suppliers of agricultural products, particularly of wheat and other grains. Canada is a major exporter of agricultural products, to the United States but also to Europe and East Asia. The excellent quality of Canadian hard wheat (durum), the type of wheat used primarily in the making of pastas and semolina, is often noted. Canada is by far the major exporter of this type of wheat, and its average annual exports amount to nearly three million tonnes, or 48% of total world exports. Algeria and Italy have traditionally been Canada’s two largest customers in this area, but demand from the United States has been growing steadily since the early 1990s.