FAO/GIEWS: Africa Report No.1 - April 2004 p.46

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  SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE

The staple foodcrops are roots, plantains and tubers.

CEREAL SUPPLY/DEMAND BALANCE FOR THE 2004 MARKETING YEAR (January/December)
 WheatRiceCoarse GrainsTotal Cereals
 [thousand tonnes]
Previous year production (incl. paddy rice)--22
Previous five years average production (incl. paddy rice)--22
Previous year imports36211
Previous five years average imports36211
2004 Domestic Availability-123
2003 Production (incl. paddy rice)--22
2003 Production (incl. milled rice)--22
Possible stock drawdown-1-1
2004 Utilization47414
Food use37414
Non-food use----
Exports or re-exports----
Possible stock build up----
2004 Import Requirement46212
Anticipated commercial imports46111
of which: received or contracted----
Food aid needs--11
Current Aid Position    
Food aid pledges----
of which: delivered----
Donor-financed purchases----
of which: for local use----
for export----
Estimated Per Caput Consumption (kg/year)21412586
Indexes[percentage]
2003 Production compared to average (incl. paddy rice)--100100
2004 Import requirement compared to average120100100105
Cereal share of total calorie intake   33
Additional Information    
Major foodcropsbananas; breadfruit; cocoyam
Lean seasonJanuary-December
Population (000s)160   
GNI per capita in 2002 (US$)290   

FAO/GIEWS - April 2004

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