FAO/GIEWS: Africa Report No.1 - April 2004 p.16

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Aggregate 2003 cereal production is estimated at about 1.4 million tonnes, which is more than average, reflecting generally favourable growing conditions during the rainy season. Cereal import requirements for 2004 marketing year are estimated at some 387 000 tonnes, anticipated to be covered mainly by commercial imports.

 WheatRiceCoarse GrainsTotal Cereals
 [thousand tonnes]
Previous year production (incl. paddy rice)-871 2091 297
Previous five years average production (incl. paddy rice)-891 1951 284
Previous year imports22013018368
Previous five years average imports22310814345
2004 Domestic Availability-661 3301 396
2003 Production (incl. paddy rice)-971 3301 427
2003 Production (incl. milled rice)-661 3301 396
Possible stock drawdown----
2004 Utilization2302081 3451 783
Food use2211881 0001 409
Non-food use415275294
Exports or re-exports5-1015
Possible stock build up-56065
2004 Import Requirement23014215387
Anticipated commercial imports23014015385
of which: received or contracted----
Food aid needs-2-2
Current Aid Position    
Food aid pledges-14-14
of which: delivered----
Donor-financed purchases--22
of which: for local use--11
for export--11
Estimated Per Caput Consumption (kg/year)13116084
2003 Production compared to average (incl. paddy rice)-109111111
2004 Import requirement compared to average103131107112
Cereal share of total calorie intake   43
Additional Information    
Major foodcropsroots; tubers; coarse grains; fruit
Lean seasonJune-August
Population (000s)16 760   
GNI per capita in 2002 (US$)560   

FAO/GIEWS - April 2004

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