FAO/GIEWS - Food Outlook April 1998

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Table A.4 - WHEAT, COARSE GRAINS AND RICE: Supplies and utilization in main exporting countries, National Crop Years


Wheat 1/ Coarse Grains 2/ Rice (milled basis)

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

( . . . . . . . . . . . . . . million tonnes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . )

UNITED STATES
(June/May)
UNITED STATES UNITED STATES
(Aug./July)
Opening stocks 13.8 10.2 12.1 45.3 14.4 27.0 1.1 0.8 0.9
Production 59.4 62.2 68.8 209.6 267.8 265.6 5.6 5.6 5.8
Imports 1.8 2.5 2.4 2.8 2.8 2.7 0.2 0.3 0.3
Total Supply 75.0 74.9 83.3 257.8 285.0 295.3 6.9 6.7 7.0
Domestic use 31.0 35.6 35.7 180.3 206.6 218.1 3.4 3.4 3.5
Exports 33.8 27.2 29.2 63.0 51.4 48.1 2.7 2.5 2.7
Closing stocks 10.2 12.1 18.3 14.4 27.0 29.1 0.8 0.9 0.9

CANADA
(August/July)
CANADA THAILAND
(Nov./Oct.) 3/
Opening stocks 5.7 6.7 9.2 3.4 3.1 5.4 0.7 0.8 1.0
Production 25.0 29.8 24.3 24.3 28.5 25.3 14.6 14.8 14.1
Imports 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.8 0.8 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
Total Supply 30.7 36.6 33.5 28.5 32.4 31.9 15.2 15.6 15.3
Domestic use 7.8 8.0 8.1 21.9 22.0 22.6 9.2 9.3 9.1
Exports 16.2 19.4 19.6 3.6 4.9 4.2 5.3 5.3 5.6
Closing stocks 6.7 9.2 5.9 3.1 5.4 5.1 0.8 1.0 0.6

ARGENTINA
(Dec./Nov.)
ARGENTINA CHINA
(Jan./Dec.) 3/ 4/
Opening stocks 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.3 10.6 10.6 12.3
Production 9.5 16.0 14.3 13.8 13.5 19.1 128.4 135.1 136.1
Imports 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.8 0.3 0.4
Total Supply 9.8 16.4 14.8 14.1 13.8 19.3 139.7 146.0 148.8
Domestic use 4.8 6.4 5.5 7.6 5.4 6.6 128.8 132.6 133.7
Exports 4.6 9.5 9.0 6.2 8.2 12.0 0.3 1.0 1.8
Closing stocks 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.7 10.6 12.3 13.3

AUSTRALIA
(Oct./Sept.)
AUSTRALIA PAKISTAN
(Nov./Oct.) 3/
Opening stocks 1.8 1.9 2.6 0.7 1.0 1.1 0.5 0.4 0.6
Production 17.3 23.7 18.6 9.8 11.1 9.2 3.9 4.3 4.3
Imports 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Supply 19.0 25.6 21.2 10.6 12.1 10.3 4.4 4.7 4.9
Domestic use 3.9 3.5 5.0 5.7 5.8 5.1 2.3 2.5 2.5
Exports 13.2 19.4 13.2 3.9 5.2 3.7 1.7 1.7 2.0
Closing stocks 1.9 2.6 3.0 1.0 1.1 1.5 0.4 0.6 0.4

EC
(July/June) 5/
EC 5/ VIET NAM
(Nov./Oct.) 3/
Opening stocks 11.0 9.5 11.3 15.2 13.0 16.2 1.8 1.7 1.8
Production 87.8 100.1 95.1 90.1 105.1 110.1 17.4 17.8 17.9
Imports 2.6 2.0 2.6 4.4 3.0 2.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Supply 101.4 111.5 109.0 109.7 121.1 128.3 19.2 19.5 19.6
Domestic use 78.7 83.7 81.4 92.4 97.3 97.6 14.4 14.2 14.2
Exports 13.2 16.6 15.3 4.3 7.7 5.0 3.1 3.6 4.0
Closing stocks 9.5 11.3 12.3 13.0 16.2 25.8 1.7 1.8 1.4
TOTAL ABOVE








Opening stocks 32.6 28.8 35.8 64.9 31.8 49.9 14.5 14.2 16.5
Production 199.0 231.7 221.0 347.7 425.9 429.3 169.9 177.6 178.2
Imports 4.5 4.6 5.1 8.1 6.7 5.9 1.0 0.7 1.0
Total Supply 236.0 265.1 261.8 420.7 464.4 485.1 185.5 192.5 195.6
Domestic use 126.3 137.2 135.8 307.8 337.1 349.9 158.1 162.0 163.0
Exports 81.0 92.1 86.3 81.0 77.5 73.1 13.1 14.0 16.1
Closing stocks 28.8 35.8 39.8 31.8 49.9 62.1 14.2 16.5 16.5

SOURCE: FAO Note: Totals computed from unrounded data.
1/ Trade data include wheat flour in wheat grain equivalent. For the EC semolina is also included.
2/ Argentina (Dec./Nov.) for rye, barley and oats, (March/February) for maize and sorghum; Australia (November/October) for rye, barley and oats, (March/February) for maize and sorghum; Canada (August/July); EC (July/June); United States (June/May) for rye, barley and oats, (September/August) for maize and sorghum.
3/ Rice trade data refers to the calendar year of the second year shown.
4/ Including Taiwan province. 5/ Excluding trade between the fifteen EC member countries.

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