FAO/GIEWS - Food Outlook No.4, September1998 - Appendix tables

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Table A.12 - CANADA: MARCH INTENTIONS OF PRINCIPAL FIELD CROPS AREA FOR 1998


Seeded area Change 1998

1997 1998 over 1997

( . . . thousand hectares . . . . ) ( percentage )
Wheat 11 494 10 655 -7.3
Oats 1 874 2 065 10.2
Barley 5 020 4 642 -7.7
Rye 163 204 25.2
Maize 1 053 1 119 6.3
Linseed 732 874 19.4
Rapeseed 4 878 5 435 11.4

SOURCE: Statistics Canada, 30 June 1998.

Table A.13 - SELECTED INTERNATIONAL COMMODITY PRICES


Currency
and Unit
Effective
Date
Latest
Quotation
1 month
ago
1 year
ago
Average
1988-90
Sugar (I.S.A. daily price) US cents per lb 25.08.98 8.1 8.7 11.7 11.9
Coffee (I.C.O. daily price) US cents per lb 25.08.98 101.4 97.3 125.1 93.0
Cocoa (I.C.C.O. daily price) US cents per lb 25.08.98 75.8 77.9 77.7 61.9
Tea (all tea, London, weekly) US$ per kg. 24.08.98 1.7 1.8 2.2 114.1
Bananas (Central America, DM per tonne 27.08.98 2 685 1/ 1 907 1/ 1 681 1/ 1 094
f.o.r., Hamburg)

1 210 2/ 1 394 2/ 1 086 2/
Rubber (RSS 1, spot London) Pence per kg. 26.08.98 45.5 47.8 59.3 59.5
Cotton (COTLOOK, index "A"
1-3/32")
US cents per lb 21.08.98 68.5 68.9 81.1 74.0
Wool (64's, London) Pence per kg 21.08.98 300 310 429 559

SOURCE: FAO
1/ EC duty paid, estimated.
2/ Estimated price for EFTA markets.

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