FAO/GIEWS: Africa Report No.1 - April 2004 p.30

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Aggregate 2003 cereal production is officially estimated at some 1.78 million tonnes, 1 percent below the average of the last five years. The cereal import requirement for 2004 is estimated at 516 000 tonnes of which about 430 000 tonnes are anticipated to be covered by commercial imports.

 WheatRiceCoarse GrainsTotal Cereals
 [thousand tonnes]
Previous year production (incl. paddy rice)-2801 8752 155
Previous five years average production (incl. paddy rice)-2411 5631 804
Previous year imports26533311609
Previous five years average imports25724136534
2004 Domestic Availability-1771 5541 731
2003 Production (incl. paddy rice)-2501 5291 779
2003 Production (incl. milled rice)-1671 5291 696
Possible stock drawdown-102535
2004 Utilization2663971 5842 247
Food use2633571 2381 858
Non-food use330336369
Exports or re-exports-101020
Possible stock build up----
2004 Import Requirement26622030516
Anticipated commercial imports21020020430
of which: received or contracted----
Food aid needs56201086
Current Aid Position    
Food aid pledges561562
of which: delivered-1-1
Donor-financed purchases----
of which: for local use----
for export----
Estimated Per Caput Consumption (kg/year)13186191
2003 Production compared to average (incl. paddy rice)-1049899
2004 Import requirement compared to average104918397
Cereal share of total calorie intake   28
Additional Information    
Major foodcropsroots; tubers; coarse grains; rice
Lean seasonApril-June
Population (000s)20 422   
GNI per capita in 2002 (US$)270   

FAO/GIEWS - April 2004

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