FAO/GIEWS - Food Outlook No.5, November 1998 - Appendix tables

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Table A.5 - WORLD STOCKS:
Estimated Total Carryovers of Cereals 1/


Crop Years ending in:

1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
estim.
1999
forecast

( . . . . . . million tonnes . . .. . . . )
TOTAL CEREALS 382.4 344.1 316.6 260.6 299.4 330.8 323.2
held by:






- main exporters 2/ 170.0 119.3 108.7 74.5 101.2 128.0 142.4
- others 212.3 224.8 207.9 186.1 198.2 202.8 180.8
BY GRAINS






Wheat 147.5 145.4 116.6 103.6 112.6 135.1 130.9
held by:






- main exporters 2/ 55.6 46.9 31.8 28.8 36.0 40.9 48.5
- others 91.9 98.5 84.9 74.9 76.7 94.3 82.4
Coarse Grains 168.2 136.5 145.5 104.5 130.3 139.2 142.1
held by:






- main exporters 2/ 91.2 53.3 62.5 31.5 48.8 68.7 78.3
- others 76.9 83.2 83.0 73.0 81.6 70.4 63.7
Rice (milled basis) 66.7 62.2 54.5 52.5 56.4 56.5 50.3
held by:






- main exporters 2/ 23.2 19.1 14.5 14.3 16.4 18.4 15.6
- others 43.5 43.1 40.0 38.3 40.0 38.1 34.7
BY REGIONS






Developed Countries 215.7 175.5 160.0 106.1 126.3 170.7 168.5
of which:






North America 96.4 59.9 69.4 35.0 53.9 69.7 82.6
Canada 17.6 16.2 9.2 9.5 13.9 10.9 10.7
United States 78.8 43.7 60.2 25.5 40.0 58.7 71.8
Others 119.3 115.6 90.6 71.1 72.5 101.0 85.9
Australia 5.6 4.6 2.6 3.0 3.8 4.1 4.6
CIS 3/ 46.5 49.0 35.0 20.3 14.5 29.4 12.2
EC 4/ 46.1 35.8 23.0 22.7 27.3 35.9 39.5
Japan 4.5 4.3 5.4 6.1 6.6 7.1 6.5
Developing Countries 166.7 168.6 156.7 154.5 173.1 160.1 154.7
of which:






Asia 5/ 137.0 138.4 122.9 126.5 140.3 130.5 126.7
Bangladesh 3.3 3.0 2.6 1.9 1.9 2.1 1.5
China 6/ 58.1 56.4 48.2 53.4 63.8 57.8 55.5
India 7/ 11.3 19.0 24.1 18.4 10.7 13.0 13.0
Indonesia 6.3 6.1 5.0 6.0 6.4 4.6 3.8
Korea, Rep. of 4.0 3.3 2.4 1.8 2.5 2.8 2.9
Pakistan 3.6 4.1 3.2 3.3 3.7 3.5 3.6
Philippines 2.0 2.1 2.0 2.6 2.8 2.9 2.5
Turkey 2.2 4.4 1.9 4.0 5.2 4.8 4.4
Africa 16.4 15.1 18.5 12.0 18.8 15.9 15.7
Central America 4.3 4.6 4.7 6.4 6.8 6.9 6.4
South America 8.9 10.3 10.4 9.6 7.1 6.7 6.0
Argentina 0.4 1.1 0.7 0.8 1.2 1.2 1.4
Brazil 5.6 5.2 5.8 4.9 2.4 1.9 1.6
WORLD STOCKS ( . . . . . . . . percentage . . .. . . . . . )
as % of consumption 21.7 19.1 17.7 14.1 16.0 17.6 17.0

SOURCE: FAO
Note: Based on official and unofficial estimates. Totals computed from unrounded data.
1/ Stock data are based on an aggregate of carryovers at the end of national crop years and should not be construed as representing world stock levels at a fixed point in time. 2/ For a list of main exporters of wheat, coarse grains and rice see table A.4. 3/ FAO estimates; up to crop years ending in 1991, former U.S.S.R.; thereafter, Commonwealth of Independent States. 4/ From 1996, includes 15 member countries. 5/ Total includes FAO estimates for privately-held stocks. 6/ FAO estimates and including Taiwan Province. 7/ Government stocks only.

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