Food Outlook 06/96

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Table A.2 b) - WORLD IMPORTS OF CEREALS

Rice (milled)
Total Cereals 1/
1995
1996
estim.
1997
f'cast
1994/95
1995/96
estim.
1996/97
f'cast
( . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . million tons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . )
ASIA 12.9 9.0 113.0 110.7
Bangladesh 1.3 1.0 3.1 2.6
China 2/ 2.0 0.4 22.9 25.0
Hong Kong 0.3 0.3 0.8 0.8
India - - 0.3 0.2
Indonesia 3.2 0.9 7.4 5.4
Iran, Islamic Rep. of 1.3 0.8 6.0 5.6
Japan 0.2 0.5 27.4 26.8
Korea, Rep. of - 0.1 13.1 12.2
Malaysia 0.4 0.5 3.8 3.7
Pakistan - - 2.6 1.9
Philippines 0.3 0.9 2.7 3.9
Saudi Arabia 1.3 0.7 6.0 5.3
Singapore 0.3 0.3 0.7 0.7
Sri Lanka - 0.4 0.9 1.3
Syria 0.2 0.2 0.7 0.6
Yemen 0.1 0.2 1.9 1.7
AFRICA 3.2 3.7 32.4 33.5
North Africa 0.1 0.2 20.6 20.8
Algeria - - 6.0 4.8
Egypt - - 9.1 8.6
Morocco - - 1.7 3.7
Tunisia - - 2.2 1.9
Sub-Saharan Africa 3.0 3.5 11.7 12.6
Cote d'Ivoire 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6
Ethiopia - - 0.8 0.3
Kenya 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.6
Madagascar 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Senegal 0.4 0.4 0.7 0.6
Sudan 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.6
CENTRAL AMERICA 1.2 1.4 13.5 13.6
Mexico 0.3 0.3 7.5 7.4
SOUTH AMERICA 1.2 1.6 18.2 17.1
Brazil 0.9 1.2 9.2 8.5
Colombia 0.1 0.1 2.0 1.7
Peru 0.2 0.3 2.4 2.4
Venezuela 0.1 - 2.3 2.0
NORTH AMERICA 0.5 0.5 6.7 6.0
EUROPE 1.1 1.2 11.8 12.8
EC 3/ 0.8 0.9 6.2 8.2
CIS 4/ 0.2 0.2 5.9 5.9
OCEANIA 0.3 0.3 1.2 1.1
Unspecified - - - - -
WORLD 20.7 18.0 18.0 5/ 202.8 200.7 193.0
Developing countries 18.1 14.9 15.0 146.1 144.4 142.0
Developed countries 2.6 3.1 3.0 56.7 56.3 51.0

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; imports are assumed to remain at the same level as in 1996.
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