FAO/GIEWS: Africa Report No.1 - April 2004 p.42

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Latest official production estimates indicate a 2003 cereal crop of 101 000 tonnes, 36 percent above the reduced level of 2002. Cereal import requirements are estimated to be close to last year’s and to be covered mostly on a commercial basis.

 WheatRiceCoarse GrainsTotal Cereals
 [thousand tonnes]
Previous year production (incl. paddy rice)10-6474
Previous five years average production (incl. paddy rice)6-8591
Previous year imports93-92185
Previous five years average imports64-91155
2003/04 Domestic Availability10-91101
2003 Production (incl. paddy rice)10-91101
2003 Production (incl. milled rice)10-91101
Possible stock drawdown----
2003/04 Utilization84-209292
Food use74-172246
Non-food use1-1010
Exports or re-exports--33
Possible stock build up9-2434
2003/04 Import Requirement74-118192
Anticipated commercial imports64-113177
of which: received or contracted41-100141
Food aid needs10-515
Current Aid Position    
Food aid pledges10-212
of which: delivered10-212
Donor-financed purchases----
of which: for local use----
for export----
Estimated Per Caput Consumption (kg/year)38-87125
2003 Production compared to average (incl. paddy rice)158-107111
2003/04 Import requirement compared to average116-129124
Cereal share of total calorie intake   64
Additional Information    
Major foodcropsmillet; maize; sorghum; wheat
Population (000s)1 970   
GNI per capita in 2002 (US$)1 780   

FAO/GIEWS - April 2004

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