Part I World review

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I. Current agricultural situation - facts and figures

1. Crop and livestock production in 1993

Exhibit 1: Changes in agricultural production, 1990-1993 (Percentage change over preceding year) Source: FAO

2. Per caput food production

Exhibit 2: Changes in per caput food production by developing countries, 1988-1993 (Average percentage rate of change)

% Sub-Saharan Africa Asia and the Pacific Latin America and the Caribbean Near East and North Africa
More than 5       Lebanon
      Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
      Tunisia
3.01 to 5   China   Algeria
  Malaysia   Iran, Islamic Rep.
  Viet Nam    
1.01 to 3 Nigeria Fiji Chile Jordan
Togo Indonesia Costa Rica  
Uganda Myanmar Ecuador  
  Pakistan Guyana  
    Jamaica  
    Nicaragua  
    Uruguay  
0.01 to 1 Benin Bangladesh Belize Egypt
Guinea India Bolivia  
Guinea-Bissau Laos Brazil  
Malawi   Colombia  
Zaire   El Salvador  
Zambia   Mexico  
Zimbabwe   Trinidad and  
    Tobago  
    Venezuela  
0 to -1 Burkina Faso Bhutan Argentina Cyprus
Chad Korea, Rep. Dominican Rep. Saudi Arabia
Namibia Nepal Guatemala  
Senegal Papua New Guinea Martinique  
  Philippines Paraguay  
  Vanuatu    
-1.01 to -2 Burundi Cambodia Barbados Iraq
Comoros Maldives Guadeloupe Sudan
Ghana Sri Lanka Honduras Syrian Arab Rep.
Madagascar Thailand Panama Turkey
Mali Tonga Suriname  
Mauritius      
Mozambique      
Niger      
Reunion      
-2.01 to -4 Angola Samoa Peru Morocco
Botswana Solomon Islands Puerto Rico Yemen
Cameroon      
Central African      
Rep.      
Congo      
Côte d'Ivoire      
Gabon      
Mauritania      
Rwanda      
Sierra Leone      
Swaziland      
Tanzania,      
United Rep.      
-4.01 to -10 Cape Verde Brunei Darussalam Bahamas Afghanistan
Gambia Korea, Dem. Cuba  
Kenya People's Rep. Haiti  
Lesotho Mongolia    
Sao Tome and      
Principe      
More than -10 Ethiopia      
Liberia      
Somalia      

Source: FAO

Exhibit 2: Changes in per caput food production by industrial countries and economies in transition, 1988-1993 (average percentage rate of change)

% Industrial countries Economies in transition
More than 5 Portugal  
3.01 to 5 Belgium/Luxembourg  
Canada  
Ireland  
1.01 to 3 Australia  
Denmark  
Greece  
Malta  
Netherlands  
United States  
0.01 to 1 Finland Poland
Italy  
Norway  
Sweden  
0 to -1 France  
Spain  
Switzerland  
United Kingdom  
-0.01 to -2 Austria  
Iceland  
Japan  
New Zealand  
South Africa  
-2.01 to -4 Germany Romania
Israel  
- 4.01 to -10   Albania
  Bulgaria
  Hungary
More than -10   Former Czechoslovakia
  Yugoslavia, SFR
  Former USSR

Source: FAO

3. Food shortages and emergencies

Exhibit 3: Food suply shortfalls* requiring exceptional assistance; Source: FAO, Global Information and Early Warning System, July 1994; (* In current marketing year)

4. Current cereal supply, utilization and stocks

Exhibit 4: up - Supply/utilizations trends in cereals (Including rice on milled basis); down - Cereal carryover stocks, 1989-1994 (Crop year ending in the year shown); Source: FAO; (* Estimate, ** Forecast)

5. External assistance to agriculture

Exhibit 5: Commitments of external assistance to agriculture* (At constant 1985 prices); Source: FAO and OECD; (*Broad definition, ** Preliminary)

6. Food aid flows in 1993/94

Exhibit 6: Shipments of food aid in cereals (Grain equivalent); Source: FAO; Note: Years refer to the 12-month period July/June; (* Estimate)

7. International agricultural prices

Exhibit 7: Export prices of selected commodities, 1990-1994 (S per tonne); Source: FAO

8. Agricultural terms of trade

Exhibit 8: Terms of trade of agricultural exports for manufactured goods and crude petroleum (Index 1979-81 = 100); Source: FAO

9. Fisheries: catch, disposition and trade

Exhibit 9: World fish cath, disposition and trade; Source: FAO


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