FAO/GIEWS - Food Outlook April 1998

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Table A.1 b) - WORLD CEREAL PRODUCTION - Estimates for 1997 as of March 1998


Rice (paddy) Total Cereals 1/

1995 1996
prelim.
1997
estim.
1995 1996
prelim.
1997
estim.

( . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . million tonnes . . . . . . . . . . . . )
ASIA 505.9 521.3 521.6 936.3 977.5 967.3
Bangladesh 26.5 28.3 28.5 27.9 29.8 30.0
China 2/ 187.3 197.0 198.5 418.6 453.5 443.7
India 119.6 121.0 122.7 215.0 217.9 222.8
Indonesia 49.7 51.1 49.1 58.0 60.4 57.9
Iran, Islamic Rep. of 2.7 2.6 2.4 16.8 15.1 16.4
Japan 13.4 12.9 12.5 14.1 13.7 13.3
Korea, D. P. R. 2.6 2.0 1.7 5.1 4.5 2.9
Korea, Rep. of 6.4 7.3 7.5 6.8 7.7 7.9
Myanmar 18.0 17.4 18.9 18.5 17.9 19.5
Pakistan 5.9 6.5 6.5 24.7 25.1 24.6
Philippines 11.2 11.2 10.7 15.3 15.3 15.0
Saudi Arabia - - - 4.5 1.9 2.2
Thailand 22.0 22.4 21.3 26.4 27.2 25.4
Turkey 0.3 0.3 0.3 28.2 29.3 29.7
Viet Nam 26.8 27.3 27.5 28.0 28.6 28.8
AFRICA 14.5 15.7 16.8 98.7 126.6 109.3
North Africa 4.8 5.0 5.6 21.7 35.1 24.7
Egypt 4.8 4.9 5.6 16.8 17.2 18.2
Morocco 0.1 0.1 - 1.8 10.1 4.1
Sub-Saharan Africa 9.6 10.7 11.1 77.0 91.5 84.6
Western Africa 5.6 6.6 7.0 35.5 37.0 37.1
Nigeria 2.5 3.1 3.3 20.8 21.6 21.8
Central Africa 0.5 0.5 0.6 3.1 3.1 3.0
Eastern Africa 0.9 0.8 0.8 23.2 26.1 22.0
Ethiopia - - - 9.2 10.9 8.4
Sudan - - - 3.3 5.2 4.5
Southern Africa 2.6 2.8 2.8 15.2 25.3 22.4
Madagascar 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.7
South Africa - - - 7.2 13.5 11.8
Zimbabwe - - - 1.0 3.1 2.7
CENTRAL AMERICA 1.9 2.0 2.1 30.0 32.4 34.2
Mexico 0.4 0.4 0.5 24.7 27.1 29.2
SOUTH AMERICA 19.1 18.2 18.0 91.2 94.5 100.5
Argentina 0.9 1.0 1.2 24.2 30.4 34.9
Brazil 11.2 10.2 9.7 49.6 46.2 47.2
Colombia 1.8 1.6 1.5 3.5 3.3 3.0
NORTH AMERICA 7.9 7.8 8.1 326.3 396.0 392.1
Canada - - - 49.3 58.3 49.6
United States 7.9 7.8 8.1 276.9 337.7 342.5
EUROPE 2.2 2.9 2.6 274.1 291.7 309.6
Bulgaria - - - 6.5 3.4 6.2
EC 3/ 2.2 2.8 2.5 180.1 207.9 207.7
Hungary - - - 11.1 11.3 13.8
Poland - - - 25.9 25.3 25.4
Romania - - - 19.9 14.2 22.1
CIS 4/ 1.4 1.3 1.3 126.1 123.9 152.6
OCEANIA 1.2 1.0 1.4 29.0 36.7 30.2
Australia 1.1 1.0 1.4 28.2 35.8 29.1
WORLD 554.0 570.1 571.8 1 911.7 2 079.4 2 095.7
Developing countries 527.9 544.3 545.9 1 134.8 1 203.8 1 186.0
Developed countries 26.0 25.8 25.9 777.0 875.6 909.7

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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