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Africa: Cereal Market 2022

Cereal Market Size in Africa

After two years of growth, the African cereal market decreased by -X% to $X in 2021. The market value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2012 to 2021; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2017 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $X in 2020, and then reduced slightly in the following year.

Cereal Production in Africa

In value terms, cereal production amounted to $X in 2021 estimated in export price. The total output value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2012 to 2021; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2017 when the production volume increased by X% against the previous year. The level of production peaked at $X in 2019; however, from 2020 to 2021, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.

The countries with the highest volumes of production in 2021 were Ethiopia (X tons), Nigeria (X tons) and Egypt (X tons), together comprising X% of total production. These countries were followed by South Africa, Tanzania, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Algeria, Kenya, Sudan and Ghana, which together accounted for a further X 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of production, amongst the main producing countries, was attained by Mali (with a CAGR of +X%), while production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In 2021, the average yield of cereals in Africa declined slightly to X tons per ha, waning by -X% compared with the year before. Over the period under review, the yield, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2017 when the yield increased by X%. The level of yield peaked at X tons per ha in 2020, and then contracted slightly in the following year. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.

In 2021, the total area harvested in terms of cereals production in Africa rose slightly to X ha, growing by X% compared with 2020. The harvested area increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2012 to 2021; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016 when the harvested area increased by X%. The level of harvested area peaked in 2021 and is likely to see gradual growth in the immediate term.

Cereal Exports

Exports in Africa

In 2021, exports of cereals in Africa contracted rapidly to X tons, with a decrease of -X% on 2020 figures. In general, exports, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 with an increase of X% against the previous year. The volume of export peaked at X tons in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2021, the exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, cereal exports contracted to $X in 2021. Overall, exports continue to indicate a perceptible decline. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2020 with an increase of X%. Over the period under review, the exports attained the maximum at $X in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2021, the exports remained at a lower figure.

Exports by Country

In 2021, South Africa (X tons) was the major exporter of cereals, achieving X% of total exports. Uganda (X tons) held the second position in the ranking, distantly followed by Tanzania (X tons). All these countries together took near X% share of total exports. Kenya (X tons), Sudan (X tons), Zambia (X tons) and Burkina Faso (X tons) took a minor share of total exports.

South Africa experienced a relatively flat trend pattern with regard to volume of exports of cereals. At the same time, Kenya (+X%), Burkina Faso (+X%), Sudan (+X%) and Uganda (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Kenya emerged as the fastest-growing exporter exported in Africa, with a CAGR of +X% from 2012-2021. By contrast, Tanzania (-X%) and Zambia (-X%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. While the share of Uganda (+X p.p.), Kenya (+X p.p.) and Sudan (+X p.p.) increased significantly in terms of the total exports from 2012-2021, the share of Zambia (-X p.p.) and Tanzania (-X p.p.) displayed negative dynamics. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, South Africa ($X) remains the largest cereal supplier in Africa, comprising X% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was held by Uganda ($X), with a X% share of total exports. It was followed by Zambia, with a X% share.

In South Africa, cereal exports declined by an average annual rate of -X% over the period from 2012-2021. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Uganda (+X% per year) and Zambia (-X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

The export price in Africa stood at $X per ton in 2021, picking up by X% against the previous year. Overall, the export price, however, continues to indicate a perceptible shrinkage. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 when the export price increased by X% against the previous year. The level of export peaked at $X per ton in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2021, the export prices failed to regain momentum.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2021, the country with the highest price was Zambia ($X per ton), while Burkina Faso ($X per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Sudan (+X%), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Cereal Imports

Imports in Africa

In 2021, supplies from abroad of cereals decreased by -X% to X tons for the first time since 2018, thus ending a two-year rising trend. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2012 to 2021; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being observed in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, imports attained the peak figure at X tons in 2020, and then dropped in the following year.

In value terms, cereal imports amounted to $X in 2021. In general, imports saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 when imports increased by X%. As a result, imports attained the peak of $X. From 2015 to 2021, the growth of imports remained at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

In 2021, Egypt (X tons) and Algeria (X tons) were the main importers of cereals in Africa, together recording approx. X% of total imports. Morocco (X tons) took an X% share (based on physical terms) of total imports, which put it in second place, followed by Nigeria (X%) and Tunisia (X%). Libya (X tons), Kenya (X tons), Sudan (X tons), South Africa (X tons) and Ethiopia (X tons) took a relatively small share of total imports.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of purchases, amongst the key importing countries, was attained by Tunisia (with a CAGR of +X%), while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Egypt ($X), Algeria ($X) and Morocco ($X) constituted the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2021, together accounting for X% of total imports. These countries were followed by Nigeria, Tunisia, Kenya, Libya, Sudan, Ethiopia and South Africa, which together accounted for a further X, with a CAGR of +X%, saw the highest growth rate of the value of imports, in terms of the main importing countries over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

The import price in Africa stood at $X per ton in 2021, surging by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price, however, saw a mild downturn. Over the period under review, import prices reached the maximum at $X per ton in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2021, import prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably countrydestination: the country with the highest price was Ethiopia ($X per ton), while Libya ($X per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Ethiopia (+X%), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Base Year Historical Period Forecast Period Units
2021 2007-2021 2022-2030 US$, Tons

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for cereals in Africa?
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The countries with the highest volumes of consumption in 2021 were Egypt, Nigeria and Ethiopia, with a combined 38% share of total consumption. These countries were followed by Algeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Morocco, Mali, Kenya, Sudan, Tunisia, Niger and Ghana, which together accounted for a further 37%.
What are the largest producers of cereals in Africa?
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The countries with the highest volumes of production in 2021 were Ethiopia, Nigeria and Egypt, together comprising 39% of total production. These countries were followed by South Africa, Tanzania, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Algeria, Kenya, Sudan and Ghana, which together accounted for a further 35%.
What are the leading exporters of cereals in Africa?
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In value terms, South Africa remains the largest cereal supplier in Africa, comprising 60% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was held by Uganda, with a 16% share of total exports. It was followed by Zambia, with a 5.1% share.
What are the leading importers of cereals in Africa?
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In value terms, Egypt, Algeria and Morocco were the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2021, with a combined 51% share of total imports. Nigeria, Tunisia, Kenya, Libya, Sudan, Ethiopia and South Africa lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 33%.
What is the average export price for cereals in Africa?
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In 2021, the export price in Africa amounted to $269 per ton, picking up by 2% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for cereals in Africa?
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In 2021, the import price in Africa amounted to $254 per ton, with an increase of 16% against the previous year.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the cereal market in Africa. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2030.


Product coverage:
• FCL 108 - Cereals, nes
• FCL 103 - Mixed grain
• FCL 92 - Quinoa
• FCL 15 - Wheat
• FCL 71 - Rye
• FCL 44 - Barley
• FCL 75 - Oats
• FCL 56 - Maize
• FCL 27 - Rice, paddy
• FCL 83 - Sorghum
• FCL 89 - Buckwheat
• FCL 101 - Canary seed
• FCL 94 - Fonio
• FCL 97 - Triticale
• FCL 79 - Millet
Country coverage:
• Benin
• Burkina Faso
• Cabo Verde
• Cameroon
• Central African Republic
• Comoros
• Cote d'Ivoire
• Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Djibouti
• Equatorial Guinea
• Gabon
• Lesotho
• Liberia
• Madagascar
• Malawi
• Mauritania
• Mauritius
• Mayotte
• Mozambique
• Namibia
• Reunion
• Rwanda
• Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
• Sao Tome and Principe
• Seychelles
• Somalia
• South Sudan
• Swaziland
• Uganda
• Western Sahara
• Zambia

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Production in Africa, split by region and country
• Trade (exports and imports) in Africa
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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This report is designed for manufacturers, distributors, importers, and wholesalers, as well as for investors, consultants and advisors.

In this report, you can find information that helps you to make informed decisions on the following issues:
1. How to diversify your business and benefit from new market opportunities
2. How to load your idle production capacity
3. How to boost your sales on overseas markets
4. How to increase your profit margins
5. How to make your supply chain more sustainable
6. How to reduce your production and supply chain costs
7. How to outsource production to other countries
8. How to prepare your business for global expansion
While doing this research, we combine the accumulated expertise of our analysts and the capabilities of artificial intelligence. The AI-based platform, developed by our data scientists, constitutes the key working tool for business analysts, empowering them to discover deep insights and ideas from the marketing data.
1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
COUNTRIES WITH TOP YIELDS
5.4
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.5
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
7.3
HARVESTED AREA AND YIELD BY COUNTRY
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2012–2021
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2012–2021
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

• Algeria
• Angola
• Benin
• Botswana
• Burkina Faso
• Burundi
• Cabo Verde
• Cameroon
• Central African Republic
• Chad
• Comoros
• Congo
• Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Djibouti
• Egypt
• Equatorial Guinea
• Eritrea
• Ethiopia
• Gabon
• Gambia
• Ghana
• Guinea
• Guinea-Bissau
• Kenya
• Lesotho
• Liberia
• Libya
• Madagascar
• Malawi
• Mali
• Mauritania
• Mauritius
• Mayotte
• Morocco
• Mozambique
• Namibia
• Niger
• Nigeria
• Reunion
• Rwanda
• Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
• Sao Tome and Principe
• Senegal
• Seychelles
• Sierra Leone
• Somalia
• South Africa
• Sudan
• Swaziland
• Tanzania
• Togo
• Tunisia
• Uganda
• Zambia
• Zimbabwe
• Cote d'Ivoire
• Western Sahara
• South Sudan
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2021
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Table 3:
Market Value, 2012–2021
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2021
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 6:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 7:
Yield, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 8:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 9:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 10:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2012–2021
Table 11:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 12:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 13:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2012–2021
Table 14:
Producer Prices, By Major Producing Country, 2021
Table 15:
Producer Prices Index - Annual Data (2004-2006=100), By Major Producing Country
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2012–2021
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2021
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2030
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Yield And Growth
Figure 11:
Exports And Growth
Figure 12:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 13:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 14:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 15:
Imports And Growth
Figure 16:
Import Prices
Figure 17:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 18:
Production, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 19:
Area Harvested, 2012–2021
Figure 20:
Yield, 2012–2021
Figure 21:
Production, By Country, 2021
Figure 22:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 23:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2021
Figure 24:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 25:
Yield, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 26:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 27:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 29:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 30:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 31:
Import Prices, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 32:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 33:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 35:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 36:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 37:
Export Prices, 2012–2021
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