FAO/GIEWS - Foodcrops and Shortages No.3, August 2003

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ESTIMATED CEREAL IMPORT REQUIREMENTS OF LOW-INCOME FOOD-DEFICIT COUNTRIES 1/

a) 2002/03 or 2003 estimates (in thousand tonnes)

COUNTRYMarketing
year
2001/02 or 20022002/03 or 2003
Actual importsTotal
import
require-
ments
(excluding
re-exports)
Import position
Commercial
purchases
Food aidTotal
commercial
and aid
Total
commercial
and aid
Food aid
allocated
committed
or shipped
Commercial
purchases
AFRICA 32 724.2 1 912.934 637.1 34 953.924 368.6 2 239.2 22 129.4
Northern Africa 16 830.8 42.816 873.6 15 986.016 031.2 268.5 15 762.7
EgyptJuly/June12 238.5 34.312 272.8 11 820.011 862.4 264.1 11 598.3
MoroccoJuly/June4 592.3 8.54 600.8 4 166.04 168.8 4.4 4 164.4
Eastern Africa 3 608.7 894.74 503.4 5 285.02 266.5 953.6 1 312.9
BurundiJan./Dec. 42.6 22.4 65.0 70.0 43.8 43.8 0.0
ComorosJan./Dec. 46.0 0.0 46.0 46.0 8.5 0.0 8.5
DjiboutiJan./Dec. 58.2 19.7 77.9 63.0 10.7 4.7 6.0
EritreaJan./Dec. 67.9 159.5 227.4 440.0 42.9 42.9 0.0
EthiopiaJan./Dec. 144.3 245.7 390.0 745.0 533.5 524.7 8.8
KenyaOct./Sept.1 162.8 123.61 286.4 1 640.0 551.6 104.0 447.6
RwandaJan./Dec. 181.5 44.5 226.0 226.0 26.2 13.8 12.4
SomaliaAug./July 244.6 25.4 270.0 320.0 320.0 7.3 312.7
SudanNov./Oct.1 147.8 80.91 228.7 1 120.0 239.4 98.0 141.4
TanzaniaJune/May 382.3 117.7 500.0 470.0 410.0 41.6 368.4
UgandaJan./Dec. 130.7 55.3 186.0 145.0 79.9 72.8 7.1
Southern Africa 1 913.0 422.02 335.0 3 237.03 251.8 780.7 2 471.1
AngolaApril/March 395.5 175.9 571.4 725.0 790.5 223.9 566.6
LesothoApril/March 178.2 2.8 181.0 338.0 234.0 42.0 192.0
MadagascarApril/March 364.4 29.3 393.7 255.0 264.4 46.1 218.3
MalawiApril/March 144.3 12.6 156.9 550.0 672.8 222.5 450.3
MozambiqueApril/March 507.8 176.2 684.0 642.0 750.2 94.7 655.5
SwazilandMay/April 76.8 1.2 78.0 111.0 104.9 12.8 92.1
ZambiaMay/April 246.0 24.0 270.0 616.0 435.0 138.7 296.3
Western Africa 9 590.3 459.210 049.5 9 553.42 716.0 209.5 2 506.5
Coastal Countries 6 949.5 265.27 214.7 6 925.01 963.9 84.1 1 879.8
BeninJan./Dec. 96.2 18.8 115.0 115.0 71.1 8.2 62.9
Côte d'IvoireJan./Dec.1 302.8 14.21 317.0 1 177.0 727.5 0.9 726.6
GhanaJan./Dec. 462.2 79.9 542.1 520.0 269.9 35.6 234.3
GuineaJan./Dec. 331.7 37.1 368.8 370.0 10.8 9.3 1.5
LiberiaJan./Dec. 116.5 33.5 150.0 165.0 24.4 17.5 6.9
NigeriaJan./Dec.4 297.5 12.54 310.0 4 170.0 805.5 0.0 805.5
Sierra LeoneJan./Dec. 242.6 69.2 311.8 308.0 21.0 12.6 8.4
TogoJan./Dec. 100.0 0.0 100.0 100.0 33.7 0.0 33.7
Sahelian Countries 2 640.8 194.02 834.8 2 628.4 752.1 125.4 626.7
Burkina fasoNov./Oct. 227.2 32.2 259.4 236.5 15.0 13.4 1.6
Cape VerdeNov./Oct. 37.4 36.2 73.6 108.5 48.5 39.7 8.8
ChadNov./Oct. 84.1 6.4 90.5 98.1 12.7 8.8 3.9
GambiaNov./Oct. 143.2 5.7 148.9 142.3 8.7 2.2 6.5
Guinea BissauNov./Oct. 49.3 7.0 56.3 73.5 35.8 8.4 27.4
MaliNov./Oct. 237.2 9.2 246.4 279.0 10.0 6.9 3.1
MauritaniaNov./Oct. 261.6 45.2 306.8 308.0 65.7 18.3 47.4
NigerNov./Oct. 356.2 34.7 390.9 377.0 56.7 2.2 54.5
SenegalNov./Oct.1 244.6 17.41 262.0 1 005.5 499.0 25.5 473.5
Central Africa  781.4 94.2 875.6 892.5 103.1 26.9 76.2
CameroonJan./Dec. 365.2 2.2 367.4 367.5 43.1 0.0 43.1
Cent.Afr.Rep.Jan./Dec. 32.5 4.5 37.0 38.0 2.6 1.1 1.5
Congo, Dem.Rep.Jan./Dec. 184.4 68.6 253.0 270.0 23.3 23.3 0.0
Congo, Rep.Jan./Dec. 177.7 13.5 191.2 190.0 33.4 2.0 31.4
Eq. GuineaJan./Dec. 15.0 0.0 15.0 15.0 0.2 0.0 0.2
Sao TomeJan./Dec. 6.6 5.4 12.0 12.0 0.5 0.5 0.0
ASIA 32 298.8 3 769.0 36 067.8 37 316.034 182.4 2 191.9 31 990.5
AfghanistanJuly/June1 168.9 336.9 1 505.8 1 396.0 762.1 341.2 420.9
ArmeniaJuly/June 184.0 39.0 223.0 299.0 152.0 29.0 123.0
AzerbaijanJuly/June 716.0 16.0 732.0 597.0 710.0 24.8 685.2
BangladeshJuly/June1 621.2 534.5 2 155.7 2 179.02 778.7 358.3 2 420.4
BhutanJuly/June 50.8 3.2 54.0 71.0 71.0 3.1 67.9
CambodiaJan./Dec. 66.6 51.5 118.1 105.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
China 2/July/June9 929.4 70.6 10 000.0 9 600.09 600.0 85.0 9 515.0
GeorgiaJuly/June 443.0 100.0 543.0 505.0 494.0 18.0 476.0
IndiaApril/March 11.5 216.1 227.6 380.0 380.0 165.4 214.6
IndonesiaApril/March6 510.8 223.0 6 733.8 8 802.09 164.0 218.7 8 945.3
Korea, D.P.R.Nov./Oct. 489.5 1 104.9 1 594.4 1 359.0 866.7 520.4 346.3
Kyrgyz RepublicJuly/June 196.0 89.0 285.0 161.0 128.0 7.0 121.0
LaosJan./Dec. 24.2 23.8 48.0 37.0 0.3 0.3 0.0
MaldivesJan./Dec. 38.0 0.0 38.0 38.0 15.9 14.6 1.3
MongoliaOct./Sept. 197.8 59.5 257.3 238.0 117.8 0.0 117.8
NepalJuly/June 99.0 6.0 105.0 100.0 100.0 0.7 99.3
Pakistan May/April 204.3 178.7 383.0 380.0 380.0 52.5 327.5
PhilippinesJuly/June4 533.5 249.5 4 783.0 4 900.04 900.0 68.2 4 831.8
Sri LankaJan./Dec. 979.5 83.5 1 063.0 1 040.0 291.3 8.5 282.8
SyriaJuly/June1 434.4 12.7 1 447.1 1 830.01 859.6 6.6 1 853.0
TajikistanJuly/June 440.0 202.0 642.0 486.0 577.0 139.0 438.0
TurkmenistanJuly/June 46.0 8.0 54.0 58.0 60.0 0.0 60.0
UzbekistanJuly/June 525.0 48.0 573.0 320.0 374.0 118.0 256.0
YemenJan./Dec.2 389.4 112.6 2 502.0 2 435.0 400.0 12.6 387.4
CENTRAL AMERICA 3 962.8 337.5 4 300.3 4 472.04 587.7 300.5 4 287.2
Cuba July/June1 711.4 25.4 1 736.8 1 775.01 775.0 1.2 1 773.8
Guatemala July/June1 010.9 126.6 1 137.5 1 180.01 180.7 119.7 1 061.0
HaitiJuly/June 456.8 94.0 550.8 615.0 648.8 97.8 551.0
HondurasJuly/June 543.3 33.3 576.6 625.0 647.0 25.7 621.3
NicaraguaJuly/June 240.4 58.2 298.6 277.0 336.2 56.1 280.1
SOUTH AMERICA  927.1 141.3 1 068.4 1 129.01 129.0 120.5 1 008.5
BoliviaJuly/June 200.2 71.9 272.1 269.0 269.0 45.6 223.4
EcuadorJuly/June 726.9 69.4 796.3 860.0 860.0 74.9 785.1
OCEANIA  418.0 0.0 418.0 399.0 27.2 0.0 27.2
KiribatiJan./Dec. 8.0 0.0 8.0 8.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Papua New GuineaJan./Dec. 355.0 0.0 355.0 336.0 27.2 0.0 27.2
SamoaJan./Dec. 17.0 0.0 17.0 17.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Solomon Isl.Jan./Dec. 26.0 0.0 26.0 26.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
TuvaluJan./Dec. 1.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
VanuatuJan./Dec. 11.0 0.0 11.0 11.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
EUROPE   940.0 144.8 1 084.8 1 040.01 040.0 81.6 958.4
AlbaniaJuly/June 308.5 39.3 347.8 383.0 383.0 27.2 355.8
Bosnia&Herzegovina July/June 375.4 104.6 480.0 400.0 400.0 54.4 345.6
Macedonia, FYRJuly/June 256.1 0.9 257.0 257.0 257.0 0.0 257.0
TOTAL 39 715.6 4 729.5 44 445.1 45 752.0 41 728.4 3 035.7 38 692.7

SOURCE: FAO

1/ Includes food deficit countries with per caput income below the level used by the World Bank to determine eligibility for IDA assistance (i.e. U.S.$ 1 445 in 2000), which is in accordance with the guidelines and criteria agreed to by the CFA should be given priority in the allocation of food aid.

2/ Includes import requirements of Taiwan Province.


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