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Reference Date: 16-September-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  1. The aggregate 2014 rice production forecast similar to last year's average level

  2. Cereal imports in the 2014/15 marketing year (July/June) forecast at average levels

  3. Rice and maize prices declined in August

The aggregate 2014 rice production forecast similar to last year's average level

Harvest of the 2014 main season rice crop, which accounts for 70 percent of total production, was concluded in August. Aggregate rice output is forecast at 830 000 tonnes (paddy), slightly above the 2013 production and around the five-year average. This mainly reflects a projected increase in yields as area planted is expected to remain relatively unchanged from 2013.

Cereal imports in the 2014/15 marketing year (July/June) forecast at average levels

Imports of cereals in the 2014/15 marketing year (July/June) are tentatively forecast at 1.6 million tonnes, close to the previous year's average level, mainly reflecting sustained maize imports in order to satisfy strong demand for feed consumption. Imports of sorghum for feed, which have grown in the last three years since it is a cheaper alternative to maize, are also expected to remain firm.

Rice and maize prices declined in August

Reflecting the entry of new products from the recent good main season harvests, rice prices declined and remain unchanged from their level a year-earlier.

Maize prices declined almost 3 percent in August, mainly reflecting adequate levels of imports and the entry of product from the recently concluded harvest.









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