No.1  April 2006  
   Crop Prospects and Food Situation

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Highlights

Global cereal supply and demand brief

Low-Income Food-Deficit country food situation overview

Regional reviews

Statistical appendix

Terminology and notes

Statistical appendix

Table A1 Estimated Cereal Import Requirements of Low-Income Food-Deficit Countries
2005/06 or 2006 estimates (in thousand tonnes)

   2004/05 or 2005 2005/06 or 2006
   Actual imports Total impor
requirements
(excl. re-
exports)
1
Import position 2
  Marketing
year
Commercial
purchases
Food aid Total
commercial
and aid
Total
commercial
and aid
Food aid
allocated,
committed
or shipped
Commercial
purchases
AFRICA  37 346.7 3 157.5 40 504.2 37 930.3 18 684.4 1 870.4 16 814.0
Northern Africa  16 778.8 8.2 16 787.0 15 508.0 11 233.8 5.3 11 228.5
EgyptJuly/June12 732.8 8.2 12 741.0 11 001.0 8 055.4 5.3 8 050.1
MoroccoJuly/June4 046.0 0.0 4 046.0 4 507.0 3 178.4 0.0 3 178.4
Eastern Africa  4 591.3 2 108.6 6 699.9 5 793.0 2 107.0 830.6 1 276.4
BurundiJan./Dec. 42.1 53.9 96.0 123.0 33.5 33.5 0.0
ComorosJan./Dec. 38.0 0.0 38.0 40.0 14.8 0.0 14.8
DjiboutiJan./Dec. 56.2 19.0 75.2 72.0 14.9 0.9 14.0
EritreaJan./Dec. 159.8 222.7 382.5 383.0 68.4 61.0 7.4
EthiopiaJan./Dec. 26.4 807.1 833.5 461.0 283.5 283.5 0.0
KenyaOct./Sept.1 518.5 134.51 653.0 1 608.0 497.0 107.4 389.6
RwandaJan./Dec. 192.0 23.0 215.0 234.0 12.7 10.6 2.1
SomaliaAug./July 394.7 45.7 440.4 510.0 137.0 92.1 44.9
SudanNov./Oct.1 441.9 634.72 076.6 1 600.0 549.4 146.4 403.0
Tanzania,U.R.June/May 683.8 34.3 718.1 516.0 437.5 44.6 392.9
UgandaJan./Dec. 37.9 133.7 171.6 246.0 58.3 50.6 7.7
Southern Africa  3 050.6 407.2 3 457.8 4 382.0 3 701.8 690.2 3 011.6
AngolaApril/March 767.9 56.4 824.3 724.0 465.3 48.7 416.6
LesothoApril/March 224.6 5.7 230.3 248.0 207.9 14.9 193.0
MadagascarApril/March 254.9 35.1 290.0 339.0 155.9 33.7 122.2
MalawiApril/March 205.0 61.5 266.5 521.0 461.4 223.0 238.4
MozambiqueApril/March 715.6 47.4 763.0 880.0 812.5 74.5 738.0
SwazilandMay/April 134.9 4.4 139.3 108.0 104.1 15.3 88.8
ZambiaMay/April 61.7 62.9 124.6 253.0 208.1 60.1 148.0
ZimbabweApril/March 686.0 133.8 819.8 1 309.0 1 286.6 220.0 1 066.6
Western Africa  11 494.3 554.3 12 048.6 10 737.8 1 522.6 323.7 1 198.9
Coastal Countries  8 879.6 235.0 9 114.6 8 099.1 949.6 131.8 817.8
BeninJan./Dec. 164.2 13.3 177.5 158.0 47.9 1.4 46.5
Côte d'IvoireJan./Dec.1 240.0 15.01 255.0 1 206.1 116.6 11.8 104.8
GhanaJan./Dec. 823.1 55.7 878.8 751.0 124.3 59.4 64.9
GuineaJan./Dec. 349.5 30.1 379.6 370.0 5.8 5.8 0.0
LiberiaJan./Dec. 147.2 87.8 235.0 250.0 52.9 29.6 23.3
NigeriaJan./Dec.5 774.2 0.05 774.2 4 970.0 540.5 0.0 540.5
Sierra LeoneJan./Dec. 254.9 33.1 288.0 289.0 29.7 23.6 6.1
TogoJan./Dec. 126.5 0.0 126.5 105.0 31.9 0.2 31.7
Sahelian Countries  2 614.7 319.3 2 934.0 2 638.7 573.0 191.9 381.1
Burkina fasoNov./Oct. 365.5 29.8 395.3 248.4 25.9 22.2 3.7
Cape VerdeNov./Oct. 53.2 31.0 84.2 107.2 21.9 21.9 0.0
ChadNov./Oct. 73.7 63.1 136.8 104.4 45.0 38.1 6.9
GambiaNov./Oct. 126.3 9.0 135.3 146.8 25.5 6.5 19.0
Guinea BissauNov./Oct. 74.2 9.3 83.5 81.9 4.9 1.9 3.0
MaliNov./Oct. 242.3 19.9 262.2 271.8 42.6 13.4 29.2
MauritaniaNov./Oct. 356.0 57.4 413.4 332.6 92.0 47.9 44.1
NigerNov./Oct. 375.3 80.0 455.3 324.9 39.8 33.8 6.0
SenegalNov./Oct. 948.2 19.8 968.0 1 020.7 275.4 6.2 269.2
Central Africa  1 431.7 79.2 1 510.9 1 509.5 119.2 20.6 98.6
CameroonJan./Dec. 637.1 13.0 650.1 607.0 36.2 1.7 34.5
Cent.Afr.Rep.Jan./Dec. 42.8 3.6 46.4 46.5 2.2 2.2 0.0
Congo, Dem.Rep.Jan./Dec. 445.0 53.1 498.1 525.0 46.1 16.4 29.7
Congo, Rep.Jan./Dec. 274.8 5.0 279.8 295.0 32.9 0.0 32.9
Eq. GuineaJan./Dec. 22.5 0.0 22.5 22.0 1.5 0.0 1.5
Sao TomeJan./Dec. 9.5 4.5 14.0 14.0 0.3 0.3 0.0

Table A1. (continued)

   2004/05 or 2005 2005/06 or 2006
   Actual imports Total import
requirements
(excl. re-exports)
1
Import position 2
  Marketing
year
Commercial
purchases
Food aid Total
commercial
and aid
Total
commercial
and aid
Food aid
allocated,
committed
or shipped
Commercial
purchases
ASIA/NEAR EAST   47 469.8 3 383.5 50 853.3 41 660.8 24 300.6 978.6 23 322.0
CIS in Asia   2 825.0 274.0 3 099.0 2 538.0 1 865.1 53.9 1 811.2
ArmeniaJuly/June 160.0 3.0 163.0 150.0 24.8 3.1 21.7
AzerbaijanJuly/June1 113.0 34.0 1 147.0 852.0 825.7 5.6 820.1
GeorgiaJuly/June 903.0 66.0 969.0 695.0 663.9 11.4 652.5
Kyrgyz RepublicJuly/June 71.0 131.0 202.0 115.0 63.2 0.9 62.3
TajikistanJuly/June 316.0 40.0 356.0 356.0 191.3 32.9 158.4
TurkmenistanJuly/June 4.0 0.0 4.0 44.0 0.9 0.0 0.9
UzbekistanJuly/June 258.0 0.0 258.0 326.0 95.3 0.0 95.3
Far East   34 248.9 2 001.7 36 250.6 28 257.8 16 675.1 846.9 15 828.2
BangladeshJuly/June3 198.8 338.2 3 537.0 3 250.0 2 458.5 193.4 2 265.1
BhutanJuly/June 64.7 1.3 66.0 71.0 0.2 0.2 0.0
CambodiaJan./Dec. 140.7 9.3 150.0 60.0 12.5 1.7 10.8
China July/June15 993.1 66.9 16 060.0 10 432.0 6 226.4 0.0 6 226.4
IndiaApril/March 209.3 45.4 254.7 650.0 154.1 72.3 81.8
IndonesiaApril/March6 590.5 53.2 6 643.7 5 741.4 4 009.2 62.8 3 946.4
Korea, D.P.R.Nov./Oct. 72.4 1 263.5 1 335.9 980.0 406.3 393.0 13.3
Lao, P.D.R.Jan./Dec. 12.3 15.8 28.1 37.4 0.6 0.6 0.0
MongoliaOct./Sept. 208.6 39.4 248.0 323.0 109.2 29.7 79.5
NepalJuly/June 126.4 13.6 140.0 140.0 9.9 9.7 0.2
Pakistan May/April1 508.1 7.7 1 515.8 601.0 601.0 0.0 601.0
PhilippinesJuly/June4 890.0 48.2 4 938.2 4 726.0 2 602.8 69.3 2 533.5
Sri LankaJan./Dec.1 166.0 99.2 1 265.2 1 180.0 84.4 14.2 70.2
Timor-LesteJuly/June 68.0 0.0 68.0 66.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Near East   10 395.9 1 107.8 11 503.7 10 865.0 5 760.4 77.8 5 682.6
AfghanistanJuly/June1 603.1 183.9 1 787.0 450.0 105.9 41.8 64.1
IraqJuly/June3 611.3 898.6 4 509.9 5 430.0 3 794.3 28.8 3 765.5
SyriaJuly/June2 744.4 10.5 2 754.9 2 265.0 1 586.9 7.0 1 579.9
YemenJan./Dec.2 437.1 14.8 2 451.9 2 720.0 273.3 0.2 273.1
CENTRAL AMERICA   1 359.1 179.9 1 539.0 1 682.0 1 119.2 275.4 843.8
HaitiJuly/June 478.1 117.4 595.5 607.0 428.1 131.6 296.5
HondurasJuly/June 632.0 19.7 651.7 740.0 464.0 113.8 350.2
NicaraguaJuly/June 249.0 42.8 291.8 335.0 227.1 30.0 197.1
SOUTH AMERICA   972.8 47.0 1 019.8 931.0 706.1 17.0 689.1
EcuadorJuly/June 972.8 47.0 1 019.8 931.0 706.1 17.0 689.1
OCEANIA   407.0 0.0 407.0 415.7 42.0 0.0 42.0
KiribatiJan./Dec. 8.7 0.0 8.7 8.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
Papua New GuineaJan./Dec. 349.3 0.0 349.3 358.0 42.0 0.0 42.0
Solomon Isl.Jan./Dec. 29.5 0.0 29.5 29.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
TongaJan./Dec. 6.4 0.0 6.4 6.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
TuvaluJan./Dec. 1.1 0.0 1.1 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
VanuatuJan./Dec. 12.0 0.0 12.0 12.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
EUROPE   1 564.0 8.4 1 572.4 1 730.0 717.2 1.2 716.0
AlbaniaJuly/June 468.1 8.4 476.5 440.0 200.6 1.2 199.4
BelarusJuly/June 566.0 0.0 566.0 720.0 327.5 0.0 327.5
Bosnia-Herzegovina July/June 529.9 0.0 529.9 570.0 189.1 0.0 189.1
TOTAL   89 119.4 6 776.3 95 895.7 84 349.8 45 569.5 3 142.6 42 426.9
1 For definition of import requirements see terminology on back cover.
2 Estimates based on information available as of April 2006.

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