FAO/GIEWS: Africa Report No.1 - April 2004 p.38

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Aggregate production has been estimated by a joint FAO/CILSS mission at 3.4 million tonnes, more than one third higher than the below-average 2002 crop. Output of millet, the most important cereal crop, is estimated to have increase by some 50 percent to 1.1 million tonnes. Cereal import requirements have declined from last year to some 170 000 tonnes, to be mainly covered on commercial basis.

 WheatRiceCoarse GrainsTotal Cereals
 [thousand tonnes]
Previous year production (incl. paddy rice)57101 8172 532
Previous five years average production (incl. paddy rice)77681 8132 588
Previous year imports6514946259
Previous five years average imports5710014171
2003/04 Domestic Availability116882 4143 112
2003 Production (incl. paddy rice)119672 4143 392
2003 Production (incl. milled rice)116582 4143 082
Possible stock drawdown-30-30
2003/04 Utilization717922 4203 283
Food use654661 6632 194
Non-food use1126377504
Exports or re-exports-20075275
Possible stock build up5-305310
2003/04 Import Requirement601046170
Anticipated commercial imports60100-160
of which: received or contracted----
Food aid needs-4610
Current Aid Position    
Food aid pledges--11
of which: delivered--11
Donor-financed purchases--77
of which: for local use--77
for export----
Estimated Per Caput Consumption (kg/year)642149196
2003 Production compared to average (incl. paddy rice)158126133131
2003/04 Import requirement compared to average1051044499
Cereal share of total calorie intake   73
Additional Information    
Major foodcropsmillet; sorghum; rice; maize
Lean seasonJuly-September
Population (000s)11 179   
GNI per capita in 2002 (US$)240   

FAO/GIEWS - April 2004

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