FAO/GIEWS: Africa Report No.2 - September 2005 p.39

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Aggregate 2004 cereal production has been estimated at about 2.99 million tonnes, which is 12 percent below 2003 level. In spite of possible stock drawdown, per caput cereal consumption is estimated to drop significantly in commercial year 2004/05 due to increase exports to neighbouring countries.

 WheatRiceCoarse GrainsTotal Cereals
 [thousand tonnes]
Previous year production (incl. paddy rice)69382 4653 409
Previous five years average production (incl. paddy rice)78121 9412 760
Previous year imports981251224
Previous five years average imports6511215192
2004/05 Domestic Availability126042 2622 877
2004 Production (incl. paddy rice)128512 1272 990
2004 Production (incl. milled rice)125792 1272 717
Possible stock drawdown-25135160
2004/05 Utilization877352 2673 088
Food use846451 7332 461
Non-food use185334420
Exports or re-exports25200207
Possible stock build up----
2004/05 Import Requirement751315211
Anticipated commercial imports751253203
of which: received or contracted47--47
Food aid needs-628
Current Aid Position    
Food aid pledges--23
of which: delivered--22
Donor-financed purchases--66
of which: for local use--66
for export----
Estimated Per Caput Consumption (kg/year)647125178
2004 Production compared to average (incl. paddy rice)167105110108
2004/05 Import requirement compared to average11511733110
Cereal share of total calorie intake   73
Additional Information    
Major foodcropsmillet; sorghum; rice; maize
Lean seasonJuly-September
Population (000s)13 829   
GNI per capita in 2003 (US$)290   

FAO/GIEWS - September 2005

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