FAO/GIEWS - Food Outlook April 1998

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Table A.3 b) - WORLD EXPORTS 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 14.4 13.5 16.1 19.3 21.5 25.7
China 2/ 0.3 1.0 1.8 0.4 3.3 6.8
India 3.6 1.6 2.0 5.1 2.2 2.1
Indonesia - - - - - -
Japan 0.1 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.9
Korea, D. P. R. - - - - - -
Myanmar 0.3 - 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.3
Pakistan 1.7 1.7 2.0 1.7 1.8 2.0
Saudi Arabia - - - 0.2 - -
Thailand 5.3 5.3 5.6 5.4 5.4 5.7
Turkey - - - 0.9 1.4 1.8
Viet Nam 3.1 3.6 4.0 3.3 3.7 4.2
AFRICA 0.3 0.3 0.4 2.8 5.3 3.9
Egypt 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4
South Africa - - - 0.6 2.7 2.1
Sudan - - - 0.2 0.1 0.4
Zimbabwe - - - 0.1 0.3 0.3
CENTRAL AMERICA - - - 0.5 0.2 0.2
SOUTH AMERICA 1.5 1.5 1.6 12.5 23.6 19.7
Argentina 0.4 0.5 0.5 10.9 21.2 17.5
Suriname 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Uruguay 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.8
NORTH AMERICA 2.6 2.3 2.7 123.4 105.0 102.4
Canada - - - 20.7 22.8 23.9
United States 2.6 2.3 2.7 102.7 82.2 78.5
EUROPE 0.2 0.2 0.2 24.7 26.1 26.6
EC 3/ 0.2 0.2 0.2 16.7 24.1 20.2
Hungary - - - 2.6 1.3 3.4
Poland - - - 0.2 0.2 0.1
Romania - - - 2.3 0.2 2.2
CIS 4/ - - - 2.6 1.3 4.0
OCEANIA 0.6 0.7 0.6 16.4 23.4 19.3
Australia 0.6 0.7 0.6 16.4 23.4 19.2
WORLD 19.6 18.5 21.6 202.2 206.4 201.9
Developing countries 16.1 15.0 17.6 34.0 47.1 46.6
Developed countries 3.6 3.5 4.0 168.3 159.3 155.3

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/ Excluding trade between the fifteen EC member countries.
4/ Commonwealth of Independent States; excluding intratrade.

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