FAO/GIEWS: Africa Report No.1 - April 2004 p.37

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Final official estimates of the 2003 cereal harvest have been revised slightly upwards to 2.16 million tonnes, including 1.98 million tonnes of maize. No imports of maize will be necessary in the 2003/04 marketing year because of the satisfactory production and unprecedented levels of maize carry-over stocks, however, some amounts of cross-border maize imports are expected.

 WheatRiceCoarse GrainsTotal Cereals
 [thousand tonnes]
Previous year production (incl. paddy rice)2921 5571 651
Previous five years average production (incl. paddy rice)2842 0582 144
Previous year imports503582635
Previous five years average imports422183227
2003/04 Domestic Availability1692 2122 283
2003 Production (incl. paddy rice)11072 0522 160
2003 Production (incl. milled rice)1692 0522 123
Possible stock drawdown--160160
2003/04 Utilization60712 2472 379
Food use60531 7951 909
Non-food use-9352361
Exports or re-exports--100100
Possible stock build up-9-9
2003/04 Import Requirement5923596
Anticipated commercial imports5912484
of which: received or contracted-1-1
Food aid needs-11112
Current Aid Position    
Food aid pledges-11819
of which: delivered-11112
Donor-financed purchases--7070
of which: for local use--7070
for export----
Estimated Per Caput Consumption (kg/year)55154164
2003 Production compared to average (incl. paddy rice)50127100101
2003/04 Import requirement compared to average1401001942
Cereal share of total calorie intake   58
Additional Information    
Major foodcropsmaize; pulses; roots; tubers; rice
Lean seasonFebruary-March
Population (000s)11 657   
GNI per capita in 2002 (US$)160   

FAO/GIEWS - April 2004

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