FAO/GIEWS: Africa Report No.1 - April 2004 p.12

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Cereal imports for domestic use and re-exports during the 2004 marketing year are estimated at 122 000 tonnes including 17 000 tonnes of food aid, mainly rice.

 WheatRiceCoarse GrainsTotal Cereals
 [thousand tonnes]
Previous year production (incl. paddy rice)-669901 056
Previous five years average production (incl. paddy rice)-48914962
Previous year imports58851144 1/
Previous five years average imports55712128
2004 Domestic Availability-601 0811 141
2003 Production (incl. paddy rice)-671 0811 148
2003 Production (incl. milled rice)-401 0811 121
Possible stock drawdown-20-20
2004 Utilization601201 0831 263
Food use54100692847
Non-food use120266287
Exports or re-exports5-6570
Possible stock build up--6060
2004 Import Requirement60602122 1/
Anticipated commercial imports5550-105
of which: received or contracted----
Food aid needs510217
Current Aid Position    
Food aid pledges1517
of which: delivered----
Donor-financed purchases----
of which: for local use----
for export----
Estimated Per Caput Consumption (kg/year)815102125
2003 Production compared to average (incl. paddy rice)-140118119
2004 Import requirement compared to average1098510095
Cereal share of total calorie intake   36
Additional Information    
Major foodcropsroots; tubers; maize
Lean seasonApril-June
Population (000s)6 781   
GNI per capita in 2002 (US$)380   
1/ Includes 5 000 tonnes of wheat for re-exports.

FAO/GIEWS - April 2004

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