FAO/GIEWS - Food Outlook February 1998

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Table A.2 b) - WORLD IMPORTS OF CEREALS


Rice (milled) Total Cereals 1/

1996 1997
estim.
1998
f'cast
1995/96 1996/97
estim.
1997/98
f'cast

( . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . million tonnes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . )
ASIA 10.6 9.0 10.9 117.7 113.4 112.1
Bangladesh 0.5 0.1 0.1 1.8 1.2 1.2
China 2/ 0.8 0.4 0.8 26.9 13.5 11.9
China, Hong Kong SAR 0.3 0.3 0.3 1.0 1.0 0.9
India - 0.1 0.2 0.3 2.0 1.7
Indonesia 2.1 1.0 1.9 6.6 6.1 6.9
Iran, Islamic Rep. of 1.3 1.2 1.2 5.8 10.1 8.4
Japan 0.4 0.6 0.6 26.1 26.7 26.9
Korea, Rep. of 0.1 0.1 0.1 13.0 13.1 11.6
Malaysia 0.6 0.6 0.6 4.0 4.2 3.8
Pakistan - - - 2.1 3.1 4.1
Philippines 0.9 0.9 1.0 3.6 3.8 3.6
Saudi Arabia 0.7 0.9 0.9 5.3 7.9 7.9
Singapore 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.7 0.7 0.7
Sri Lanka 0.3 0.3 0.2 1.4 1.2 1.1
Syria 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.6 0.9
Yemen 0.2 0.2 0.2 2.3 2.5 2.7
AFRICA 3.7 4.0 3.9 32.1 31.5 36.2
North Africa 0.1 0.2 0.2 19.0 18.8 22.2
Algeria - - - 3.3 4.0 5.5
Egypt - - - 8.7 10.0 9.8
Morocco - - - 3.7 1.7 3.2
Tunisia - - - 1.7 1.3 1.9
Sub-Saharan Africa 3/ 3.6 3.7 3.6 13.1 12.6 13.8
Cote d'Ivoire 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.6
Ethiopia - - - 0.5 0.1 0.5
Kenya - 0.1 0.1 0.5 1.7 1.4
Madagascar - 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Senegal 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.8 0.6 0.8
Sudan - - 0.1 0.3 0.5 0.5
CENTRAL AMERICA 1.3 1.3 1.3 15.3 13.0 14.4
Mexico 0.3 0.3 0.3 10.0 8.4 7.4
SOUTH AMERICA 1.4 1.6 1.6 16.3 15.7 18.0
Brazil 0.9 1.1 1.1 6.8 6.9 8.2
Colombia 0.1 0.1 0.1 2.4 2.6 2.6
Peru 0.4 0.3 0.3 2.3 2.2 2.4
Venezuela - - - 2.4 2.3 2.5
NORTH AMERICA 0.5 0.6 0.6 6.0 6.6 7.0
EUROPE 1.0 0.9 1.0 12.1 13.8 9.9
EC 4/ 0.7 0.6 0.6 7.6 5.5 5.5
CIS 5/ 0.5 0.4 0.3 5.0 3.5 2.7
OCEANIA 0.3 0.3 0.3 1.0 1.0 0.9
WORLD 19.5 18.2 19.9 205.6 198.5 201.3
Developing countries 16.4 15.0 16.7 151.4 143.0 150.4
Developed countries 3.1 3.2 3.2 54.1 55.5 50.9

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/ Including the Republic of South Africa.
4/ Excluding trade between the fifteen EC member countries.
5/ Commonwealth of Independent States; excluding intratrade.

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