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Africa: Wheat Market Overview 2021

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Wheat Market Size in Africa

The African wheat market rose rapidly to $X in 2020, surging by X% against the previous year. The market value increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2020; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the market attained the peak level at $X in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2020, consumption remained at a lower figure.

Wheat Production in Africa

In value terms, wheat production soared to $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production saw a resilient expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, production hit record highs in 2020 and is likely to see steady growth in the near future.

The countries with the highest volumes of wheat production in 2020 were Egypt (X tonnes), Ethiopia (X tonnes) and Morocco (X tonnes), with a combined X% share of total production.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of wheat production, amongst the key producing countries, was attained by Morocco, while wheat production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

The average wheat yield totaled X tonnes per ha in 2020, surging by X% on 2019 figures. The yield figure increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2020; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the wheat yield hit record highs at X tonnes per ha in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, the yield failed to regain the momentum. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.

In 2020, the total area harvested in terms of wheat production in Africa was estimated at X ha, approximately reflecting the year before. In general, the harvested area continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2009 when the harvested area increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to wheat production attained the maximum at X ha in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2020, the harvested area remained at a lower figure.

Production By Country in Africa

The countries with the highest volumes of wheat production in 2020 were Egypt (X tonnes), Ethiopia (X tonnes) and Morocco (X tonnes), together accounting for X% of total production.

From 2007 to 2020, the biggest increases were in Morocco, while wheat production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Wheat Exports

Exports in Africa

In 2020, shipments abroad of wheat was finally on the rise to reach X tonnes for the first time since 2016, thus ending a three-year declining trend. Overall, exports posted a tangible increase. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, exports hit record highs at X tonnes in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2020, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, wheat exports soared to $X in 2020. Over the period under review, exports saw resilient growth. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 when exports increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, exports hit record highs in 2020 and are expected to retain growth in the near future.

Exports by Country

South Africa was the main exporting country with an export of about X tonnes, which reached X% of total exports. It was distantly followed by Algeria (X tonnes) and Mozambique (X tonnes), together committing a X% share of total exports. Swaziland (X tonnes), Ethiopia (X tonnes) and Rwanda (X tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of shipments, amongst the leading exporting countries, was attained by Rwanda, while exports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value in Algeria amounted to +X%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: South Africa (+X% per year) and Mozambique (-X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

In 2020, the wheat export price in Africa amounted to $X per tonne, which is down by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export price, however, posted a resilient expansion. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2018 when the export price increased by X% year-to-year. The level of export peaked at $X per tonne in 2019, and then dropped in the following year.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was Algeria ($X per tonne), while Ethiopia ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Algeria, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Wheat Imports

Imports in Africa

In 2020, supplies from abroad of wheat decreased by -X% to X tonnes, falling for the second year in a row after three years of growth. Total imports indicated a pronounced increase from 2007 to 2020: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, imports decreased by -X% against 2018 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014 when imports increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, imports attained the peak figure at X tonnes in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, wheat imports fell modestly to $X in 2020. Total imports indicated a noticeable expansion from 2007 to 2020: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, imports decreased by -X% against 2018 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, imports reached the maximum at $X in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2020, imports failed to regain the momentum.

Imports by Country

The countries with the highest levels of wheat imports in 2020 were Egypt (X tonnes), Algeria (X tonnes), Morocco (X tonnes) and Nigeria (X tonnes), together recording X% of total import. It was distantly followed by South Africa (X tonnes), making up a X% share of total imports. Kenya (X tonnes), Tunisia (X tonnes), Sudan (X tonnes), Ethiopia (X tonnes), Libya (X tonnes) and Senegal (X tonnes) held a relatively small share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of purchases, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by Kenya, while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest wheat importing markets in Africa were Egypt ($X), Algeria ($X) and Morocco ($X), with a combined X% share of total imports. Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Tunisia, Sudan, Senegal, Ethiopia and Libya lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further X terms of the main importing countries, Kenya recorded the highest growth rate of the value of imports, over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

The wheat import price in Africa stood at $X per tonne in 2020, increasing by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price, however, showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 an increase of X% y-o-y. As a result, import price reached the peak level of $X per tonne. from 2012 to 2020, the growth in terms of the import prices remained at a somewhat lower figure.

Average prices varied somewhat amongst the major importing countries. In 2020, major importing countries recorded the following prices: in Egypt ($X per tonne) and Senegal ($X per tonne), while Libya ($X per tonne) and Ethiopia ($X per tonne) were amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Egypt, while the other leaders experienced a decline in the import price figures.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for wheat in Africa?
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The countries with the highest volumes of wheat consumption in 2020 were Egypt (19M tonnes), Algeria (11M tonnes) and Morocco (9.3M tonnes), together comprising 56% of total consumption. These countries were followed by Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Africa and Tunisia, which together accounted for a further 26%.
What are the largest producers of wheat in Africa?
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The countries with the highest volumes of wheat production in 2020 were Egypt (9.2M tonnes), Ethiopia (5.7M tonnes) and Morocco (4.4M tonnes), with a combined 69% share of total production.
What are the leading suppliers of wheat in Africa?
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In value terms, Algeria ($416M) remains the largest wheat supplier in Africa, comprising 84% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by South Africa ($53M), with a 11% share of total exports. It was followed by Mozambique, with a 1.6% share.
What are the leading importers of wheat in Africa?
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In value terms, Egypt ($2.7B), Algeria ($1.6B) and Morocco ($1.2B) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2020, with a combined 53% share of total imports. These countries were followed by Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Tunisia, Sudan, Senegal, Ethiopia and Libya, which together accounted for a further 31%.
What is the average export price for wheat in Africa?
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The wheat export price in Africa stood at $1,280 per tonne in 2020, which is down by -6.3% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for wheat in Africa?
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In 2020, the wheat import price in Africa amounted to $245 per tonne, picking up by 14% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• FCL 15 - Wheat

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the wheat 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 2025.


Country coverage:
• Benin
• Botswana
• Burkina Faso
• Cabo Verde
• Central African Republic
• Comoros
• Congo
• Cote d'Ivoire
• Djibouti
• Equatorial Guinea
• Gabon
• Gambia
• Guinea
• Guinea-Bissau
• Liberia
• Mauritius
• Mayotte
• Reunion
• Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
• Sao Tome and Principe
• Senegal
• Seychelles
• Sierra Leone
• Tanzania
• Togo
• Western Sahara

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

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
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 2007–2020
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 2007–2020
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 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2020
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Yield, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
Table 11:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 12:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 13:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Table 14:
Producer Prices, By Major Producing Country, 2020
Table 15:
Producer Prices Index - Annual Data (2004-2006=100), By Major Producing Country
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2020
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2025
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, 2007–2020
Figure 18:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 19:
Area Harvested, 2007–2020
Figure 20:
Yield, 2007–2020
Figure 21:
Production, By Country, 2020
Figure 22:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 23:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2020
Figure 24:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 25:
Yield, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 29:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 31:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 32:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 33:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 35:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 36:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 37:
Export Prices, 2007–2020

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