FAO/GIEWS: Africa Report No.1 - April 2004 p.21

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  CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF

The country’s food import requirement for 2004 is estimated at 300 000 tonnes or about one-fifth of total utilisation. The food aid requirement is estimated at 50 000 tonnes.

CEREAL SUPPLY/DEMAND BALANCE FOR THE 2004 MARKETING YEAR (January/December)
 WheatRiceCoarse GrainsTotal Cereals
 [thousand tonnes]
Previous year production (incl. paddy rice)83151 2551 578
Previous five years average production (incl. paddy rice)93381 2841 631
Previous year imports1905080320
Previous five years average imports1605065275
2004 Domestic Availability182001 2151 433
2003 Production (incl. paddy rice)183001 1951 513
2003 Production (incl. milled rice)182001 1951 413
Possible stock drawdown--2020
2004 Utilization1882501 2951 733
Food use1802071 0301 417
Non-food use843265316
Exports or re-exports----
Possible stock build up----
2004 Import Requirement1705080300
Anticipated commercial imports1705030250
of which: received or contracted122--122
Food aid needs--5050
Current Aid Position    
Food aid pledges--2929
of which: delivered--2323
Donor-financed purchases--22
of which: for local use--22
for export----
Estimated Per Caput Consumption (kg/year)442129
Indexes[percentage]
2003 Production compared to average (incl. paddy rice)200899393
2004 Import requirement compared to average106100123109
Cereal share of total calorie intake   18
Additional Information    
Major foodcropsroots; tubers; coarse grains; fruit
Lean seasonnorth: October; south: November-December
Population (000s)48 547   
GNI per capita in 2002 (US$)90   

FAO/GIEWS - April 2004

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