FAO/GIEWS: Africa Report No.1 - April 2004 p.22

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   CONGO, REPUBLIC OF

The country produces on average 5 000 tonnes of cereals and imports commercially the bulk of its cereal requirement, estimated at 185 000 tonnes in 2004.

CEREAL SUPPLY/DEMAND BALANCE FOR THE 2004 MARKETING YEAR (January/December)
 WheatRiceCoarse GrainsTotal Cereals
 [thousand tonnes]
Previous year production (incl. paddy rice)-145
Previous five years average production (incl. paddy rice)-145
Previous year imports150355190
Previous five years average imports140405185
2004 Domestic Availability106420
2003 Production (incl. paddy rice)-145
2003 Production (incl. milled rice)-145
Possible stock drawdown105-15
2004 Utilization150469205
Food use145447196
Non-food use5229
Exports or re-exports----
Possible stock build up----
2004 Import Requirement140405185
Anticipated commercial imports140305175
of which: received or contracted8--8
Food aid needs-10-10
Current Aid Position    
Food aid pledges----
of which: delivered----
Donor-financed purchases----
of which: for local use----
for export----
Estimated Per Caput Consumption (kg/year)4413260
Indexes[percentage]
2003 Production compared to average (incl. paddy rice)-100100100
2004 Import requirement compared to average100100100100
Cereal share of total calorie intake   30
Additional Information    
Major foodcropsroots; tubers; fruit
Lean seasonSeptember-November
Population (000s)3 281   
GNI per capita in 2002 (US$)700   

FAO/GIEWS - April 2004

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