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Reference Date: 15-May-2015

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  1. Cereal production in 2015 is expected close to last year’s bumper level

  2. Wheat imports in 2014/15 (July/June) anticipated to decline further

  3. Prices of wheat flour and potatoes increased in April

Cereal production in 2015 expected to be near last year’s bumper output

The 2015 winter crops (mainly wheat and barley), which are expected to be harvested from July, are currently growing under favourable weather conditions. Planting of spring crops (mainly maize) is ongoing. On average, winter and spring crops account for about 40 and 50 percent, respectively, of the total cereal production. The total area planted to cereals this year is anticipated to increase from the high level of the previous year as a result of the Government’s continuous support to agriculture production. FAO preliminarily forecasts the 2015 maize and wheat outputs at 1.4 and 1.15 million tonnes, respectively, above last year’s bumper harvests and well above the previous five-year average.

Wheat imports in 2014/15 (July/June) anticipated to decrease further

As a result of the good cereal output of last year, in particular wheat, total cereal imports are expected to decline to 60 000 tonnes in 2014/15, a decrease of 7 percent compared to last year’s below-average level. Wheat imports are projected to fall by 10 percent, to 45 000 tonnes, compared to last year’s low level.

Prices of wheat flour and potatoes increased in April

Prices of wheat increased by 7 percent from the previous month and were higher than a year earlier. Prices of potatoes, another key food staple in the country, increased markedly from the previous month but remained one-third below their year earlier levels.









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 Food Price Data and Analysis Tool
 Earth Observation Indicators
 Maps
 Seasonal Indicators
 Vegetation Indicators
 Precipitation Indicators
 Graphs & Data
 NDVI & Precipitation
 Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) Reports & Special Alerts: 2007, 2003
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