FAO/GIEWS - Food Outlook 97/01

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Table A.7 - WHEAT, COARSE GRAINS AND RICE: Supplies and Utilization in Main Exporting Countries, National Crop Years


Wheat 1/ Coarse Grains 2/ Rice (milled basis)

1994/95 1995/96
estim.
1996/97
f'cast
1994/95 1995/96
estim.
1996/97
f'cast
1994/95 1995/96
estim.
1996/97
f'cast

( . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . million tons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . )

UNITED STATES
(June/May)
UNITED STATES UNITED STATES
(Aug./July)
Opening stocks 15.5 13.8 10.2 27.4 45.4 14.5 0.9 1.1 0.8
Production 63.2 59.4 62.1 285.3 209.6 267.8 6.6 5.6 5.7
Imports 2.5 1.8 2.0 3.1 2.7 2.8 0.2 0.2 0.3
Total Supply 81.1 75.0 74.4 315.8 257.7 285.1 7.6 6.9 6.8
Domestic use 35.0 31.0 35.8 208.0 180.2 197.1 3.3 3.4 3.5
Exports 32.3 33.8 25.0 62.4 63.0 52.7 3.3 2.7 2.4
Closing stocks 13.8 10.2 13.6 45.4 14.5 35.3 1.1 0.8 0.8

CANADA
(August/July)
CANADA THAILAND
(Nov./Oct.) 3/
Opening stocks 11.1 5.7 6.6 5.0 3.4 2.9 0.9 0.7 0.7
Production 23.1 25.0 30.5 23.7 24.3 28.7 14.0 14.1 14.1
Imports - - - 1.1 0.8 0.8 - - -
Total Supply 34.2 30.7 37.2 29.8 28.5 32.4 14.8 14.8 14.8
Domestic use 7.8 7.9 8.7 21.5 21.7 21.9 8.2 8.9 8.6
Exports 20.8 16.2 19.0 4.9 4.0 6.0 5.9 5.3 5.4
Closing stocks 5.7 6.6 9.5 3.4 2.9 4.5 0.7 0.7 0.8

ARGENTINA
(Dec./Nov.)
ARGENTINA CHINA
(Jan./Dec.) 3/ 4/
Opening stocks 0.6 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.4 14.3 10.6 10.6
Production 11.3 9.2 15.2 13.3 13.8 13.5 121.5 128.4 130.2
Imports - - - - - - 2.0 0.8 0.5
Total Supply 11.9 9.6 15.7 13.8 14.1 13.9 137.8 139.7 141.3
Domestic use 4.7 4.8 5.0 9.0 6.8 8.9 127.0 128.8 129.9
Exports 6.9 4.3 10.0 4.5 6.8 4.7 0.2 0.3 0.4
Closing stocks 0.3 0.5 0.7 0.3 0.4 0.4 10.6 10.6 11.0

AUSTRALIA
(Oct./Sept.)
AUSTRALIA PAKISTAN
(Nov./Oct.) 3/
Opening stocks 3.1 1.8 2.7 1.4 0.7 0.3 0.9 0.5 0.6
Production 8.9 17.8 21.3 5.4 9.3 10.1 3.4 4.0 3.7
Imports - - - 0.3 0.2 - - - -
Total Supply 12.0 19.5 24.0 7.1 10.2 10.5 4.3 4.4 4.3
Domestic use 3.9 4.1 4.5 5.0 6.0 6.0 2.3 2.3 2.3
Exports 6.4 12.8 14.5 1.4 3.9 4.1 1.6 1.5 1.6
Closing stocks 1.8 2.7 5.0 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.6 0.5

EC
(July/June) 5/
EC 5/ VIET NAM
(Nov./Oct.) 3/
Opening stocks 16.5 11.0 10.9 19.0 15.2 13.6 2.3 1.8 1.4
Production 82.4 87.7 99.9 79.0 90.4 104.9 16.0 16.2 17.4
Imports 1.8 2.6 1.3 3.8 4.4 2.5 - - -
Total Supply 100.7 101.3 112.1 101.9 109.9 121.0 18.3 18.0 18.8
Domestic use 72.5 77.2 81.6 81.4 92.0 94.9 14.1 13.5 14.2
Exports 17.9 13.2 15.5 7.6 4.3 9.6 2.3 3.1 2.8
Closing stocks 10.2 10.9 15.0 12.9 13.6 16.5 1.8 1.4 1.8
TOTAL ABOVE








Opening stocks 46.7 32.6 30.9 53.3 65.0 31.7 19.1 14.5 14.1
Production 188.9 199.1 229.0 406.7 347.4 425.0 161.5 168.3 171.2
Imports 4.3 4.4 3.4 8.3 8.0 6.2 2.2 1.0 0.8
Total Supply 239.9 236.2 263.3 468.4 420.5 462.9 182.8 183.8 186.0
Domestic use 123.9 125.0 135.5 324.9 306.8 328.8 155.1 156.9 158.5
Exports 84.3 80.2 84.0 80.8 82.0 77.1 13.4 12.9 12.6
Closing stocks 31.8 30.9 43.8 62.7 31.7 57.0 14.5 14.1 14.9

SOURCE: FAO
Note: Totals computed from unrounded data.
1/ Trade data include wheat flour in wheat grain equivalent. For the EC semolina is also included.
2/ Argentina (Dec./Nov.) for rye, barley and oats, (March/February) for maize and sorghum; Australia (November/October) for rye, barley and oats, (March/February) for maize and sorghum; Canada (August/July); EC (July/June); United States (June/May) for rye, barley and oats, (September/August) for maize and sorghum.
3/ Rice trade data refers to the calendar year of the second year shown.
4/ Including Taiwan province. 5/ Excluding trade between EC member countries; from 1995/96, includes 15 member countries.

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