FAO/GIEWS: Africa Report No.1 - April 2004 p.55

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Cereal imports for domestic use and re-exports in the 2004 marketing year are estimated at 180 000 tonnes (including re-exports), covered commercially.

 WheatRiceCoarse GrainsTotal Cereals
 [thousand tonnes]
Previous year production (incl. paddy rice)-62678741
Previous five years average production (incl. paddy rice)-69633702
Previous year imports9770-167 1/
Previous five years average imports68113-181
2004 Domestic Availability442685731
2003 Production (incl. paddy rice)-62665727
2003 Production (incl. milled rice)-42665707
Possible stock drawdown4-2024
2004 Utilization84142685911
Food use6273447582
Non-food use29213224
Exports or re-exports206025105
Possible stock build up----
2004 Import Requirement80100-180 2/
Anticipated commercial imports80100-180
of which: received or contracted----
Food aid needs----
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)121487114
2003 Production compared to average (incl. paddy rice)-90105104
2004 Import requirement compared to average11888-99
Cereal share of total calorie intake   47
Additional Information    
Major foodcropsroots; tubers; coarse grains; fruit
Lean seasonApril-July
Population (000s)5 128   
GNI per capita in 2002 (US$)270   
1/ Includes 50 000 tonnes of rice for re-export.
2/ Includes 60 000 tonnes of rice for re-export.

FAO/GIEWS - April 2004

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