Cereal supply and demand balances for sub-Saharan African countries, Situation as of February 2023

The cereal supply and demand balances included in this report present a subset of data from the FAO/GIEWS Country Cereal Balance System (CCBS). The CCBS is a is a unique database created and continuously kept up to date by the Global Information and Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture (GIEWS) and Basic Foodstuffs teams of the Markets and Trade Division, with data since 1980. It contains annual supply and utilization balances for the main cereals produced and consumed for over 220 countries/areas, from which (sub) regional and global aggregates are drawn. This report is based on information available as of February 2023.

Note for readers

All supply and demand figures are FAO forecasts and estimates based on official and unofficial sources.

Cereals include: wheat, rice and coarse grains. Coarse grains include: maize, barley, sorghum, millet, rye, oats and NES (not elsewhere specified).

All elements of utilization for wheat and coarse grains are expressed in grain equivalent.

For rice, all elements are expressed in milled terms.

Non-food use includes post-harvest losses, seed use, feed use and industrial use for all cereals.

‘-‘ means nil or negligible.

The source of the population figures is the 2022 Revision of World Population Prospects prepared by the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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