Food Outlook 04/96

Table A.2 b) - WORLD IMPORTS OF CEREALS

Rice (milled)
Total Cereals 1/
1994
1995
estim.
1996
f'cast
1993/94
1994/95
estim.
1995/96
f'cast
( . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . million tons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . )
ASIA 8.3 12.4 8.8 96.5 110.9 108.5
Bangladesh 0.2 1.3 1.0 1.3 3.1 2.6
China 2/ 0.8 2.0 0.4 13.7 22.9 23.6
Hong Kong 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.8 0.8 0.8
India - - - 0.4 0.3 0.3
Indonesia 0.6 2.5 0.8 3.6 6.1 4.8
Iran, Islamic Rep. of 0.5 1.3 0.8 5.2 5.5 5.0
Japan 2.5 0.2 0.5 29.2 27.3 26.4
Korea, Rep. of - - 0.1 12.0 12.1 11.6
Malaysia 0.3 0.4 0.5 3.1 3.7 4.0
Pakistan - - - 2.1 2.5 1.9
Philippines - 0.3 0.9 2.3 2.7 3.9
Saudi Arabia 1.0 1.2 0.9 6.3 6.1 5.5
Singapore 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.8 0.7 0.7
Sri Lanka 0.1 - 0.2 1.0 0.9 1.1
Syria 0.1 0.2 0.2 1.0 0.8 0.7
Yemen 0.2 0.1 0.2 2.0 2.2 2.2
AFRICA 3.5 3.2 3.6 34.5 32.5 33.3
North Africa 0.2 0.1 0.2 20.9 20.7 20.5
Algeria - - - 6.2 5.4 4.8
Egypt - - - 8.1 9.2 7.6
Morocco - - - 3.0 1.8 3.9
Tunisia - - - 1.5 2.3 2.1
Sub-Saharan Africa 3.3 3.1 3.4 13.6 11.9 12.8
Cote d'Ivoire 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.6
Ethiopia - - - 0.9 0.7 0.1
Kenya 0.1 0.1 0.1 1.7 0.4 1.0
Madagascar - 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Senegal 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.6
Sudan 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.8 0.5 0.6
CENTRAL AMERICA 1.2 1.2 1.4 11.9 13.3 13.8
Mexico 0.3 0.3 0.3 5.9 7.3 7.7
SOUTH AMERICA 1.5 1.3 1.7 16.8 17.7 17.5
Brazil 1.0 0.9 1.2 7.8 8.9 9.2
Colombia 0.2 0.2 0.2 2.2 2.1 1.7
Peru 0.2 0.2 0.3 2.3 2.2 2.2
Venezuela - 0.1 - 2.3 2.4 2.2
NORTH AMERICA 0.4 0.5 0.5 8.4 6.7 6.6
EUROPE 1.4 1.2 1.2 12.9 12.2 12.4
EC 3/ 0.7 0.7 0.7 4.9 6.9 7.5
CIS 4/ 0.1 0.2 0.2 11.0 6.0 6.4
OCEANIA 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.9 1.2 1.0
Unspecified - - - - - 1.7
WORLD 16.7 20.3 17.8 5/ 193.0 200.6 201.3
Developing countries 11.6 17.7 14.8 127.3 143.5 144.0
Developed countries 5.1 2.6 3.0 65.7 57.1 57.3

SOURCE: FAO
Note: Totals computed from unrounded data.
1/ Trade in rice refers to the calendar year of the second year shown.
2/ Including Taiwan Province.
3/ Excluding trade between EC member countries; from 1995/96, includes 15 member countries.
4/ Commonwealth of Independent States; excluding intratrade.
5/ Highly tentative.

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