Food Outlook 06/96

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Table A.3 b) - WORLD EXPORTS 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 15.5 12.7 25.7 18.5
China 2/ 0.2 0.3 4.1 0.7
India 4.2 2.5 4.4 3.7
Indonesia - - - -
Japan 0.4 0.3 0.8 0.8
Korea, D. P. R. - - - -
Myanmar 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7
Pakistan 1.6 1.4 1.6 1.4
Saudi Arabia - - 1.7 0.3
Thailand 5.9 5.6 6.1 5.8
Turkey - - 2.5 1.9
Viet Nam 2.3 2.0 2.5 2.2
AFRICA 0.2 0.3 5.5 2.2
Egypt 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3
South Africa - - 3.5 0.6
Sudan - - 0.4 0.2
Zimbabwe - - 0.6 -
CENTRAL AMERICA - - 0.2 0.3
SOUTH AMERICA 1.2 1.3 15.3 12.3
Argentina 0.4 0.4 14.1 10.9
Suriname 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Uruguay 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6
NORTH AMERICA 3.1 2.7 118.5 124.7
Canada - - 25.8 23.8
United States 3.1 2.7 92.7 100.9
EUROPE 0.4 0.3 31.8 27.6
EC 3/ 0.4 0.3 25.0 18.6
Hungary - - 2.6 2.5
Poland - - - 1.1
Romania - - 1.1 3.0
CIS 4/ - - 0.6 0.7
OCEANIA 0.5 0.6 11.0 16.6
Australia 0.5 0.6 11.0 16.6
WORLD 20.8 17.9 17.9 5/ 208.6 202.9 193.0
Developing countries 16.5 14.0 14.0 42.3 31.9 36.5
Developed countries 4.3 3.9 3.9 166.3 171.0 156.5

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