FAO/GIEWS - Food Outlook March/April 19971

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Table A.1 b) - WORLD CEREAL PRODUCTION - Estimates for 1996 as of March 1997


Rice (paddy) Total Cereals 1/

1994 1995 prelim. 1996 estim. 1994 1995 prelim. 1996 estim.

( . . . . . . . . . . . . . million tons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . )
ASIA 491.0 502.0 514.2 899.9 931.7 956.1
Bangladesh 25.2 26.6 29.1 26.5 27.9 30.4
China 2/ 178.0 187.3 191.7 396.3 418.6 437.1
India 121.9 119.6 121.3 212.6 214.6 217.2
Indonesia 46.6 48.5 50.0 53.5 56.7 58.0
Iran, Islamic Rep. of 2.3 2.4 2.6 16.7 16.6 16.2
Japan 15.0 13.4 12.9 15.8 14.1 13.7
Korea, D. P. R. 2.9 2.6 2.0 5.3 5.1 4.5
Korea, Rep. of 6.9 6.4 7.3 7.3 6.8 7.7
Myanmar 18.2 18.0 17.1 18.7 18.5 17.6
Pakistan 5.2 5.9 6.4 22.3 24.8 25.2
Philippines 10.4 11.1 11.6 14.9 15.3 15.9
Saudi Arabia - - - 5.1 4.5 1.9
Thailand 21.1 21.3 21.3 25.3 25.8 25.9
Turkey 0.2 0.3 0.3 27.0 28.2 29.1
Viet Nam 24.6 25.0 26.8 25.8 26.2 28.1
AFRICA 14.1 14.5 16.2 113.3 99.0 127.4
North Africa 4.7 4.8 4.9 27.0 21.7 34.5
Egypt 4.6 4.8 4.9 15.4 16.8 17.0
Morocco 0.1 0.1 0.1 9.6 1.8 10.1
Sub-Saharan Africa 9.4 9.6 11.3 86.3 77.3 92.9
Western Africa 5.6 5.6 7.1 35.9 35.6 37.7
Nigeria 2.4 2.5 3.3 20.3 20.8 21.8
Central Africa 0.5 0.5 0.5 2.7 3.1 3.1
Eastern Africa 0.8 0.9 0.8 22.5 23.4 26.5
Ethiopia - - - 7.3 9.2 11.1
Sudan - - - 5.0 3.3 5.0
Southern Africa 2.5 2.6 2.9 25.1 15.2 25.6
Madagascar 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.8
South Africa - - - 16.0 7.2 13.7
Zimbabwe - - - 2.8 1.0 3.1
CENTRAL AMERICA 1.7 1.7 1.8 31.7 29.8 31.9
Mexico 0.4 0.4 0.4 26.8 24.7 26.8
SOUTH AMERICA 18.1 19.1 18.4 87.9 90.7 93.3
Argentina 0.6 0.9 1.0 25.3 24.0 29.6
Brazil 10.5 11.2 10.1 45.8 49.6 46.1
Colombia 1.8 1.8 1.6 3.8 3.5 3.3
NORTH AMERICA 9.0 7.9 7.8 404.2 326.3 396.9
Canada - - - 46.8 49.3 59.2
United States 9.0 7.9 7.8 357.4 276.9 337.7
EUROPE 2.2 2.3 2.9 264.8 274.2 290.6
Bulgaria - - - 6.4 6.5 3.5
EC 3/ 2.1 2.2 2.8 163.6 180.2 207.4
Hungary - - - 11.7 11.1 11.1
Poland - - - 21.8 25.9 25.0
Romania - - 0.1 18.2 19.9 14.3
CIS 4/ 1.5 1.4 1.3 141.9 125.8 126.9
OCEANIA 1.1 1.2 1.0 16.1 29.1 35.5
Australia 1.1 1.1 1.0 15.3 28,2 34.6
WORLD 538.6 550.0 563.5 1 959.9 1 906.5 2 058.6
Developing countries 509.9 523.9 537.7 1 100.9 1 129.8 1 181.2
Developed countries 28.7 26.1 25.8 859.0 776.7 877.4

SOURCE: FAO
Note: Totals computed from unrounded data.
1/ Rice is included in the cereal total in paddy terms. 2/ Including Taiwan Province. 3/ Up to 1994, twelve member countries; from 1995, includes 15 member countries. 4/ In cleaned weight; Commonwealth of Independent States.

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