FAO/GIEWS: Africa Report No.1 - April 2004 p.32

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Aggregate cereal output in 2003 was estimated by a CILSS Crop Assessment Mission in October at some 162 000 tonnes which is 7 percent higher than the about average crop harvested last year. Cereal import requirements for 2003/04 (November/October) is forecast at some 67 000 tonnes, of which about 59 000 tonnes are anticipated to be imported commercially.

 WheatRiceCoarse GrainsTotal Cereals
 [thousand tonnes]
Previous year production (incl. paddy rice)-8864151
Previous five years average production (incl. paddy rice)-9061151
Previous year imports1457273
Previous five years average imports1250264
2003/04 Domestic Availability55974138
2003 Production (incl. paddy rice)-8874162
2003 Production (incl. milled rice)-5974132
Possible stock drawdown51-6
2003/04 Utilization1111975205
Food use99961169
Non-food use2201234
Exports or re-exports----
Possible stock build up--22
2003/04 Import Requirement660167
Anticipated commercial imports455-59
of which: received or contracted----
Food aid needs2518
Current Aid Position    
Food aid pledges-517
of which: delivered--11
Donor-financed purchases----
of which: for local use----
for export----
Estimated Per Caput Consumption (kg/year)77949135
2003 Production compared to average (incl. paddy rice)-98120107
2003/04 Import requirement compared to average5012065105
Cereal share of total calorie intake   58
Additional Information    
Major foodcropsrice; coarse grains; oils; fats; roots; tubers
Lean seasonMay-August
Population (000s)1 253   
GNI per capita in 2002 (US$)150   

FAO/GIEWS - April 2004

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