FAO/GIEWS: Africa Report No.1 - April 2005 p.45

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RWANDA

The 2005 cereal production is forecast to increase slightly by about 2 percent over last year’s. However, cereal import requirements are estimated to be about 230 000 tonnes, including 30 000 tonnes of food aid, same as last year.

CEREAL SUPPLY/DEMAND BALANCE FOR THE 2005 MARKETING YEAR (January/December)
 WheatRiceCoarse GrainsTotal Cereals
 [thousand tonnes]
Previous year production (incl. paddy rice)628232266
Previous five years average production (incl. paddy rice)721250278
Previous year imports1524185224
Previous five years average imports1523178216
2005 Domestic Availability620235261
2005 Production (incl. paddy rice)630235271
2005 Production (incl. milled rice)620235261
Possible stock drawdown----
2005 Utilization2144425490
Food use2141343405
Non-food use-38285
Exports or re-exports----
Possible stock build up----
2005 Import Requirement1524190229
Anticipated commercial imports1524160199
of which: received or contracted--33
Food aid needs--3030
Current Aid Position    
Food aid pledges1-910
of which: delivered1-56
Donor-financed purchases----
of which: for local use----
for export----
Estimated Per Caput Consumption (kg/year)243440
Indexes[percentage]
2005 Production compared to average (incl. paddy rice)861439497
2005 Import requirement compared to average100104107106
Cereal share of total calorie intake   17
Additional Information    
Major foodcropsroots; tubers; pulses; plantains; sorghum; maize
Lean seasonNovember-December
Population (000s)10 022   
GNI per capita in 2003 (US$)220   

FAO/GIEWS - April 2005

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