FAO/GIEWS: Africa Report No.2 - September 2005 p.20

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Cereal production in 2004/05 was estimated at 1.21 million tonnes, about one third lower than 2003 good output. In spite of possible stock drawdown, per caput cereal consumption is estimated to drop significantly in commercial year 2004/05.

 WheatRiceCoarse GrainsTotal Cereals
 [thousand tonnes]
Previous year production (incl. paddy rice)31261 4891 618
Previous five years average production (incl. paddy rice)31211 1351 259
Previous year imports721919111
Previous five years average imports61151793
2004/05 Domestic Availability3721 2651 340
2004 Production (incl. paddy rice)-911 1221 213
2004 Production (incl. milled rice)-621 1221 184
Possible stock drawdown310143156
2004/05 Utilization72921 3121 477
Food use72838981 053
Non-food use19214223
Exports or re-exports--200200
Possible stock build up----
2004/05 Import Requirement692047136
Anticipated commercial imports5518275
of which: received or contracted21-123
Food aid needs1424561
Current Aid Position    
Food aid pledges14-4155
of which: delivered10-4050
Donor-financed purchases----
of which: for local use----
for export----
Estimated Per Caput Consumption (kg/year)8999116
2004 Production compared to average (incl. paddy rice)-759996
2004/05 Import requirement compared to average114133276147
Cereal share of total calorie intake   54
Additional Information    
Major foodcropsmillet; sorghum; roots; tubers; tree nuts
Lean seasonAugust-September
Population (000s)9 117   
GNI per capita in 2003 (US$)250   

FAO/GIEWS - September 2005

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