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Reference Date: 11-May-2015


  1. Rice production in 2015 forecast to increase from last year’s average level

  2. Cereal exports in 2015 forecast to decrease from previous year’s high level

2015 rice production forecast to increase from last year’s average level

Planting of the main 2015 season paddy crop is currently underway and will continue until July. FAO tentatively forecasts the aggregate 2015 rice output (including the ongoing 2015 main and the forthcoming 2015/16 secondary seasons), at 3.4 million tonnes, 3 percent up from the previous year’s average output. Similarly, the 2015 total maize output is forecast at about 1.2 million tonnes, 5 percent above the high level of 2014.

Cereal exports in 2015 are forecast to decrease from last year’s high level

Cereal exports for the 2015 marketing year (January/December) are forecast at 315 000 tonnes, 7 percent below last year’s high level, mainly reflecting slightly lower cereal harvests in 2014. Most of this volume is maize, exports of which are set to decrease by 9 percent compared to the record level of the previous year to 265 000 tonnes, given the slight contraction in the 2014 harvest, as well as strong demand from feed industry. The country is expected to remain more-or-less self-sufficient in rice.

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 Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) Reports & Special Alerts: 2011, 2001, 1999, 1996, 1995
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