Table: 3 Production statistics of some major staple foods – thousand tonnes

 

Years

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

Maize

618

750

760

793

785

741.447

738.627

861.456

912.280

966.106

1 023.106

850

Millet

66

70.736

70

65

60

51.700

50

50.3

50

60

51.826

55

Rice, paddy

35.3

31.1

37

53.2

67.470

61.271

62.011

44.548

47.175

49.958

52.905

52

Sorghum

460

439.178

400

500

272.218

420

505

541.975

573.951

607.814

523.484

550

Wheat

0.400

0.400

0.400

0.400

0.400

0.400

0.400

0.400

0.400

0.400

0.400

0.400

Cassava

1 780

1 848

1 918

1 965.950

1 889.191

1 918.3

1 947.266

2 003.630

2 047.710

2 092.763

2 138.804

2 100

Potatoes

35

39

41

42.025

126.089

130.535

134.315

136.342

139.341

142.407

145.540

145

Roots and Tubers

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

Sweet potatoes

150

150

150

147.691

178.272

174.226

175.111

181.976

185.900

190.071

190

190

Taro

750

771

793

815

1 028.660

1 033.560

1 046.620

1 079.530

1 103.280

1 127.56

1 152.361

1 200

Yam

120

120

150

253.951

261.648

262.610

264.166

274.972

280.326

286.494

292.796

300

Bananas

980

985.99

800

729.51

622.92

626.33

631.77

692.89

743.47

797.74

855.97

/

Chillies / Peppers

2.9

3.2

3.5

3.7

6.13

6.13

6.14

7.00

7.06

7.38

7.77

/

Onions

25

20

40

41.33

55.84

67.05

67.12

70.30

71.99

73.72

75.49

/

Melons

18

20

25

30

34.17

34.64

34.69

35

35

41.05

44.73

/

Watermelons

15

17

19

23

27.49

27.65

27.65

29.39

30.30

31.24

32.21

/

Tomatoes

60

60

65

69.42

345.36

371.13

369.66

511

398.50

408.06

417.86

/

Bananas

980

985.99

800

729.51

622.92

626.33

631.77

692.89

743.47

797.74

855.97

/

Avocados

45

46

47

48

49

50

50

52

52

54.31

55.84

/

Pineapples

44

48

50

52

41.78

42.86

43.54

45.56

46.97

48.42

49.93

/

Plantains

1 250.40

1 190

1 326

1 359.15

1 156.86

1 163.74

1 186.96

1 237.01

1 275.36

     

Aubergines

0.70

0.80

0.90

1.00

1.15

1.20

1.20

1.20

1.20

1.42

1.56

/

Cucumbers / gherkins

80

90

100

110

121.11

122

117.35

120

120

139.20

150.58

/

Beans

1.00

1.50

2.00

2.200

2.400

2.514

2.500

2.500

2.500

2.500

2.500

2.500

Okra

17.000

18.000

20.000

22.286

32.539

32.539

32.539

32.000

32.000

32.000

32.000

32.000

Coconuts

4.30

4.40

4.50

4.60

4.70

4.80

4.90

5.00

5.10

5.17

5.25

/

Groundnuts

117

171.24

90.00

129

184.36

196.70

197.63

210.71

218.03

225.72

233.62

/

Oilseeds

55.71

55.81

56.01

56.21

56.41

56.61

56.61

56.81

56.81

57.17

57.40

/

Palm nuts-kernels

1 000

1 000

1 050

1 050

1 100

1 100

1 150

1 150

1 250

1 213.70

1 221.59

/

Sesame seed

3.00

3.00

3.00

3.00

2.96

2.95

3.38

3.16

3.27

3.38

3.00

/

Soybeans

4.90

5.10

5.30

5.50

5.88

5.88

5.70

6.30

6.52

6.74

6.98

/

Source: FAOSTAT data 2007. (accessed October 22nd, 2007).