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

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Table A.2 a) - WORLD IMPORTS OF CEREALS

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

1996/97 1997/98
estim.
1998/99
f'cast
1996/97 1997/98
estim.
1998/99
f'cast

( . . . . . . . . . million tonnes . . . . . . . . . )
ASIA 49.0 46.4 41.9 55.5 53.1 53.0
Bangladesh 1.1 1.3 1.3 - - -
China 2/ 5.2 3.2 3.1 8.0 6.8 7.0
China, Hong Kong SAR 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.1 - -
India 1.8 2.0 1.5 0.2 0.2 0.2
Indonesia 4.2 4.2 3.8 0.9 1.0 0.7
Iran, Islamic Rep. of 7.0 4.0 3.3 2.0 1.6 1.3
Japan 6.3 6.2 6.2 20.3 20.7 20.6
Korea, Rep. of 3.9 3.9 3.9 9.1 8.1 8.0
Malaysia 1.3 1.0 1.0 2.4 2.0 2.0
Pakistan 3.0 4.4 1.5 - - -
Philippines 2.1 1.9 2.0 0.6 0.4 0.5
Saudi Arabia - - - 5.8 5.8 6.3
Singapore 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2
Sri Lanka 0.9 0.9 1.0 - 0.1 0.1
Syria 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3
Thailand 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.2 0.3 0.1
Yemen 2.2 2.5 2.6 0.2 0.2 0.2
AFRICA 20.0 23.2 21.8 8.8 10.7 11.5
North Africa 13.9 17.0 15.5 5.9 6.5 6.4
Algeria 3.3 4.5 4.3 0.9 1.3 1.3
Egypt 6.9 7.2 7.0 3.1 3.0 3.0
Morocco 1.6 2.7 2.0 0.7 0.8 0.7
Tunisia 0.8 1.4 1.0 0.5 0.8 0.7
Sub-Saharan Africa 3/ 6.1 6.2 6.3 2.9 4.2 5.1
Cote d'Ivoire 0.2 0.3 0.3 - - -
Ethiopia 0.2 0.5 0.4 - 0.2 -
Kenya 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.8 0.6
Madagascar 0.1 0.1 0.1 - - -
Senegal 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1
Sudan 0.5 0.4 0.4 - - -
CENTRAL AMERICA 4.2 5.0 5.3 8.4 9.8 9.8
Mexico 1.9 2.0 2.0 6.3 6.6 6.8
SOUTH AMERICA 11.2 10.7 11.6 5.3 5.9 6.6
Brazil 6.5 5.7 6.2 0.7 1.2 1.8
Colombia 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.6 1.7 1.6
Peru 1.2 1.3 1.3 0.7 1.0 1.0
Venezuela 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.3
NORTH AMERICA 2.6 2.5 2.5 3.3 4.0 3.1
EUROPE 6.6 5.4 4.4 6.4 3.5 4.0
EC 4/ 1.7 3.0 2.0 2.6 1.9 2.0
CIS 5/ 2.7 2.5 2.7 0.3 0.3 0.3
OCEANIA 0.5 0.4 0.5 - 0.1 0.1
WORLD 96.8 96.1 90.5 88.0 87.3 88.5
Developing countries 76.6 77.8 72.9 55.7 57.0 58.0
Developed countries 20.3 18.4 17.6 32.3 30.3 30.6

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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