FAO/GIEWS - Food Outlook April 1998

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Table A.2 a) - WORLD IMPORTS OF CEREALS


Wheat (July/June) 1/ Coarse Grains (July/June)

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

( . . . . . . . . . . . . million tonnes . . . . . . . . . )
ASIA 48.5 47.2 46.1 58.7 56.0 54.4
Bangladesh 1.3 1.1 1.3 - - -
China 2/ 14.4 5.2 3.6 11.8 8.0 7.2
China, Hong Kong SAR 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.2
India 0.1 1.5 1.2 0.2 0.2 0.3
Indonesia 3.6 4.0 4.2 0.9 0.9 0.8
Iran, Islamic Rep. of 2.8 6.9 5.2 1.7 1.8 2.0
Japan 5.7 5.9 6.1 20.0 20.2 20.1
Korea, Rep. of 2.5 3.9 3.5 10.4 9.1 8.0
Malaysia 1.0 1.3 1.0 2.4 2.4 2.2
Pakistan 2.1 2.4 4.0 - 0.1 0.1
Philippines 2.2 2.2 2.2 0.6 0.7 0.4
Saudi Arabia 0.1 0.1 0.1 4.5 6.9 6.4
Singapore 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2
Sri Lanka 1.0 0.9 0.9 - - 0.1
Syria 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3
Thailand 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.4
Yemen 2.0 2.2 2.4 0.2 0.2 0.2
AFRICA 20.1 19.4 20.8 8.9 8.8 10.3
North Africa 14.0 13.4 15.5 4.8 5.8 5.8
Algeria 2.7 3.0 4.2 0.5 0.9 1.3
Egypt 6.3 6.9 6.8 2.4 3.1 2.6
Morocco 2.9 1.6 2.4 0.8 0.7 0.7
Tunisia 1.2 0.8 1.0 0.5 0.5 0.6
Sub-Saharan Africa 3/ 6.1 5.9 5.3 4.1 3.0 4.5
Cote d'Ivoire 0.3 0.2 0.3 - - -
Ethiopia 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.1 - 0.1
Kenya 0.3 0.6 0.4 0.1 1.0 0.9
Madagascar 0.1 0.1 0.1 - - -
Senegal 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1
Sudan 0.3 0.5 0.4 - - -
CENTRAL AMERICA 4.0 4.1 4.7 10.2 8.3 8.6
Mexico 1.6 1.9 1.7 8.1 6.3 5.4
SOUTH AMERICA 9.2 10.7 10.5 5.2 4.8 6.3
Brazil 4.6 6.5 5.7 0.8 0.7 1.7
Colombia 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.3 1.6 1.5
Peru 0.9 1.2 1.2 1.0 0.7 1.0
Venezuela 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.3
NORTH AMERICA 1.8 2.6 2.5 3.7 3.4 4.0
EUROPE 5.0 6.5 4.9 6.2 6.7 3.7
EC 4/ 2.6 2.0 2.6 4.4 3.0 2.1
CIS 5/ 3.9 2.6 2.5 0.5 0.3 0.2
OCEANIA 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.1
WORLD 93.0 93.7 92.5 93.6 88.4 87.7
Developing countries 74.5 73.9 75.2 60.5 55.8 57.5
Developed countries 18.4 19.7 17.3 33.1 32.5 30.2

SOURCE: FAO Note: Totals computed from unrounded data.
1/ Including wheat flour in wheat grain equivalent, but excluding semolina.
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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