Total production of cereals includes cereal production for feed and seed. Production values include both the quantity of the commodity sold at market and the quantity consumed or used by the producer. Cereal production values exclude harvesting losses, threshing losses, and portions of the crop not harvested. For a complete definition, please refer to the web page maintained by FAOSTAT: http://www.fao.org/waicent/faostat/agricult/pr_ele-e.htm. Cereals comprise all cereals harvested for dry grain, exclusive of crops cut for hay or harvested green. Cereals are classified according to their genus. Examples of cereals include: wheat, rice, barley, maize, rye, oats, millet, sorghum, buckwheat, and quinoa. For a complete listing and description, please refer to the web page maintained by FAOSTAT: http://www.fao.org/waicent/faoinfo/Economic/faodef/FDEF01E.HTM#1.02. Further information on these data and the Food and Agriculture Organization can be obtained at: http://www.fao.org.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) provides annual statistics, on a world-wide basis, on all important aspects of crop and livestock production. Coverage is provided on land use, irrigation, human population, index numbers of agricultural production, major crops, livestock numbers, livestock products, food supply, and means of production for individual countries, continents, and the world.
The data is only aggregated if at least 75 % of the observations are available (i.e. % of population or % of area or % of countries) on an annual basis.
The value "-9999" corresponds to "No Data".
Calculated pre 1991-1992 relative country share
Former Yugoslavia SFR:
National and aggregations
Pre-1991 relative shares of the 15 republics of the former USSR calculated based on the data available after 1991. The calculated values relate to the regional/subregional and global aggregations only.
Pre-1992 relative shares of the Czech Republic and Slovakia of the former Czechoslovakia calculated based on the data available after 1992.
Pre-1991 realtive shares of the 5 republics of the former Yugoslavian SFR calculated based on data available after 1991.
Data for Anguila are inculded with those of Saints Kitts and Nevis.
Data for Belgium include those for Luxembourg.
Data for China inculde those for Taiwan.
Data for East Timor are included in those of Indonesia.
Data for Eritrea before 1993 are shown under Ethiopia.
Data for Saint Helena include those for Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.
Cereals are generally of the gramineous family and, in the FAO concept, refer to crops harvested for dry grain only. Crops harvested green for forage, silage or grazing are classified as fodder crops. Also excluded are industrial crops, e.g. broom sorghum (Crude organic materials nes) and sweet sorghum when grown for syrup (Sugar crop nes). For international trade classifications, fresh cereals (other than sweet corn), whether or not suitable for use as fresh vegetables, are classified as cerreals.
Cereals are identified according to their genus; this category includes: heat rice, paddy, barely, maize, pop corn, rye, oats, millet, sorghum, bickwheat, quinoa, fonio, triticale, canary seed, mixed grain and cereals nes.
Production: data refer to the actual harvested production from the field or orchard and gardens, excluding harvesting and thresing losses and that part of crop not harvested for any reason. Production therefore includes the quantities of the commodity sold in the market (marketed production) and the quantities consumed or used by the producers (auto-consumption). When the production data available refers to a production period falling into two successive calendar years and it is not possible to allocate the relative production to each of them, it is usual to refer production data to that year which the bulk of the production falls. Production data are reported in terms of clean, dry weight of grains (12-14 percent moisture) in the form usually marketed. Rice, however, is reported in terms of paddy.
Copyright c 2001 (Aggregations) United Nations Environment Programme/DEWA/GRID-Geneva.
Data aggregation made by Andrea DeBono and Ola Nordbeck (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva).