Food Outlook 09/96

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Table A.2 a) - WORLD IMPORTS OF CEREALS

Wheat (July/June) 1/
Coarse Grains (July/June)
1994/95
1995/96 estim.
1996/97 f'cast
1994/95
1995/96 estim.
1996/97 f'cast
( . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . million tons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . )
ASIA 45.9 46.6 44.0 54.9 56.6 53.7
Bangladesh 1.8 1.4 1.6 - - -
China 2/ 10.9 13.0 9.0 10.5 11.5 7.7
Hong Kong 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
India 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1
Indonesia 3.6 3.8 4.0 0.6 0.8 0.5
Iran, Islamic Rep. of 3.2 3.3 3.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
Japan 6.3 6.3 6.3 21.0 20.3 21.1
Korea, Rep. of 4.3 2.5 3.0 8.8 10.0 9.5
Malaysia 1.1 1.3 1.3 2.2 1.9 1.9
Pakistan 2.6 2.1 1.8 - - 0.1
Philippines 2.2 2.5 2.2 0.1 0.5 0.8
Saudi Arabia 0.1 0.1 0.3 5.0 4.8 5.0
Singapore 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2
Sri Lanka 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.1 0.1 0.1
Syria 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.4
Yemen 1.6 1.4 1.4 0.2 0.2 0.2
AFRICA 19.6 19.1 17.0 9.7 9.6 7.4
North Africa 14.1 13.9 12.6 6.4 5.4 5.1
Algeria 4.2 3.0 3.8 1.8 1.0 1.1
Egypt 6.3 6.0 6.0 2.8 2.6 2.8
Morocco 1.0 2.8 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.5
Tunisia 1.5 1.0 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.2
Sub-Saharan Africa 3/ 5.4 5.2 4.4 3.3 4.3 2.3
Cote d'Ivoire 0.2 0.2 0.3 - - -
Ethiopia 0.7 0.2 0.1 - - -
Kenya 0.3 0.3 0.3 - 0.2 0.7
Madagascar 0.1 0.1 0.1 - - -
Senegal 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1
Sudan 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.1 - -
CENTRAL AMERICA 4.4 4.4 4.8 8.3 8.5 8.2
Mexico 1.4 1.4 1.8 5.9 6.5 6.5
SOUTH AMERICA 11.6 9.9 9.9 5.4 4.6 5.2
Brazil 6.6 5.3 5.0 1.8 1.1 1.5
Colombia 0.9 0.8 0.9 1.0 0.8 1.0
Peru 1.3 1.3 1.2 0.9 1.0 1.0
Venezuela 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.1 0.9 1.0
NORTH AMERICA 2.4 1.8 2.0 3.9 3.8 2.9
EUROPE 4.3 4.9 4.8 6.4 6.4 4.4
EC 4/ 1.8 2.5 2.0 3.8 4.6 2.0
CIS 5/ 5.1 4.3 2.4 0.6 0.6 0.5
OCEANIA 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.1
WORLD 93.8 91.5 85.4 89.7 90.7 82.5
Developing countries 73.7 72.4 68.6 55.7 56.8 52.3
Developed countries 20.1 19.1 16.8 34.0 33.8 30.2

SOURCE: FAO
Note: Totals computed from unrounded data.
1/ Including wheat flour in wheat grain equivalent, but excluding semolina.
2/ Including Taiwan Province.
3/ Including the Republic of South Africa.
4/ Excluding trade between EC member countries; from 1995/96, includes 15 member countries.
5/ Commonwealth of Independent States; excluding intratrade.
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