FAO/GIEWS - Food Outlook July/August/September 1997

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Table A.1 b) - WORLD CEREAL PRODUCTION - Forecast for 1997 as of August 1997


Rice (paddy) Total Cereals 1/

1995 1996
estim.
1997
f’cast
1995 1996
estim.
1997
f’cast

( . . . . . . . . . . . . million tons . . . . . . . . . . . )
ASIA 503.7 518.9 517.5 933.8 962.7 962.4
Bangladesh 26.6 28.1 28.0 27.9 29.5 29.5
China 2/ 187.3 196.9 195.0 418.6 442.9 438.2
India 119.6 120.9 121.6 215.0 217.7 221.8
Indonesia 48.5 50.8 52.0 56.7 58.8 60.5
Iran, Islamic Rep. of 2.4 2.6 2.4 16.6 16.4 16.0
Japan 13.4 12.9 12.2 14.1 13.7 13.1
Korea, D. P. R. 2.6 2.0 2.0 5.1 4.5 4.5
Korea, Rep. of 6.4 7.2 6.6 6.8 7.6 7.0
Myanmar 18.0 17.1 17.0 18.5 17.6 17.5
Pakistan 5.9 6.4 6.6 24.8 25.2 24.8
Philippines 11.1 11.6 11.7 15.3 15.9 16.0
Saudi Arabia - - - 4.5 1.9 2.5
Thailand 21.3 21.3 21.0 25.7 25.9 24.9
Turkey 0.3 0.3 0.3 28.2 29.1 28.3
Viet Nam 26.8 26.9 27.0 28.0 28.2 28.3
AFRICA 14.5 15.7 16.0 98.9 125.8 111.8
North Africa 4.8 4.9 5.1 21.7 34.8 23.1
Egypt 4.8 4.9 5.1 16.8 17.0 17.2
Morocco 0.1 0.1 0.1 1.8 10.1 3.6
Sub-Saharan Africa 9.7 10.7 10.9 77.2 91.0 88.7
Western Africa 5.6 6.6 6.7 35.5 36.9 37.6
Nigeria 2.5 3.1 3.3 20.8 21.6 22.2
Central Africa 0.5 0.5 0.6 3.1 3.1 3.0
Eastern Africa 0.9 0.8 0.8 23.4 25.6 25.5
Ethiopia - - - 9.2 11.1 11.5
Sudan - - - 3.3 5.2 4.5
Southern Africa 2.6 2.8 2.8 15.2 25.3 22.6
Madagascar 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.7
South Africa - - - 7.2 13.5 11.5
Zimbabwe - - - 1.0 3.1 2.7
CENTRAL AMERICA 1.7 1.9 1.9 29.8 32.0 33.5
Mexico 0.4 0.4 0.4 24.7 26.8 27.8
SOUTH AMERICA 19.1 18.2 18.1 91.2 94.5 99.6
Argentina 0.9 1.0 1.2 24.2 30.4 33.2
Brazil 11.2 10.2 9.7 49.6 46.2 47.4
Colombia 1.8 1.6 1.7 3.5 3.3 3.4
NORTH AMERICA 7.9 7.8 8.3 326.3 395.9 388.9
Canada - - - 49.3 58.2 48.7
United States 7.9 7.8 8.3 276.9 337.7 340.2
EUROPE 2.2 2.9 2.6 274.1 290.3 295.8
Bulgaria - - - 6.5 3.4 5.9
EC 3/ 2.2 2.8 2.6 180.1 207.7 203.0
Hungary - - - 11.1 11.1 12.9
Poland - - - 25.9 24.6 24.3
Romania - - - 19.9 14.3 18.0
CIS 4/ 1.4 1.3 1.5 125.8 126.0 137.6
OCEANIA 1.2 1.0 1.4 29.1 36.1 25.8
Australia 1.1 1.0 1.4 28.2 35.2 25.0
WORLD 551.7 567.6 567.4 1909.0 2063.4 2055.4
Developing countries 525.7 541.8 541.4 1132.3 1187.8 1182.6
Developed countries 26.0 25.8 26.0 776.7 875.6 872.8

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

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