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  • Agricultural crop > Production: Crop production index shows agricultural production for each year relative to the base period 1999-2001. It includes all crops except fodder crops. Regional and income group aggregates for the FAO's production indexes are calculated from the underlying values in international dollars, normalized to the base period 1999-2001."
  • Cereal > Cereal production > Metric tons: Cereal production (metric tons). Production data on cereals relate to crops harvested for dry grain only. Cereal crops harvested for hay or harvested green for food or silage, and those used for grazing, are excluded.
  • Cereal > Cereal production > Metric tons per 1000: Cereal production (metric tons). Production data on cereals relate to crops harvested for dry grain only. Cereal crops harvested for hay or harvested green for food or silage, and those used for grazing, are excluded. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Cereal > Cereal yield > Kg per hectare: Cereal yield (kg per hectare). Includes wheat, rice, maize, barley, oats, rye, millet, sorghum, buckwheat, and mixed grains. Production data on cereals relate to crops harvested for dry grain only. Cereal crops harvested for hay or harvested green for food or silage, and those used for grazing, are excluded. The FAO allocates production data to the calendar year in which the bulk of the harvest took place. Most of a crop harvested near the end of a year will be used in the following year.
  • Cereal > Production: Average production of cereals (1999-2001). Average Production of Cereals refers to the amount of cereals produced in a given country or region each year. Data are reported in thousand metric tons. Cereals include wheat, barley, maize, rye, oats, millet, s
  • Corn > Yield: Yield of Corn, Metric tons per hectare, 2003/2004
  • Crop > Production index: Crop production index shows agricultural production for each year relative to the base period 1999-2001. It includes all crops except fodder crops. Regional and income group aggregates for the FAO's production indexes are calculated from the underlying values in international dollars, normalized to the base period 1999-2001.
  • Food > Production: Food production index covers food crops that are considered edible and that contain nutrients. Coffee and tea are excluded because, although edible, they have no nutritive value."
  • Food > Production index: Food production index covers food crops that are considered edible and that contain nutrients. Coffee and tea are excluded because, although edible, they have no nutritive value.
  • Live stock > Production index: Livestock production index includes meat and milk from all sources, dairy products such as cheese, and eggs, honey, raw silk, wool, and hides and skins."
  • Livestock > Production index: Livestock production index includes meat and milk from all sources, dairy products such as cheese, and eggs, honey, raw silk, wool, and hides and skins.
  • Meat > Production: Meat production in thousand metric tonnes
  • Meat > Production per million: Meat production in thousand metric tonnes. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Soybean > Production: Total production of Soybean, metric tons, 2003/2004
  • Wheat > Yield: Yield of Wheat, Metric tons per hectare, 2003/2004
  • Soybean > Production per 1000: Total production of Soybean, metric tons, 2003/2004. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Corn > Production: Figures for 2003/2004
  • Cereal > Production growth: Average production of Cereals (percentage change from 1986-88 to 1996-98)
  • Cereal > Production per million: Average production of cereals (1999-2001). Average Production of Cereals refers to the amount of cereals produced in a given country or region each year. Data are reported in thousand metric tons. Cereals include wheat, barley, maize, rye, oats, millet, s. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Corn > Yield per million: Yield of Corn, Metric tons per hectare, 2003/2004. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Meat > Production growth: Average production of roots and tubers (percentage change from 1986-88 to 1996-98)
  • Land under cereal > Production > Hectares > Per capita: Land under cereal production refers to harvested area, although some countries report only sown or cultivated area. Cereals include wheat, rice, maize, barley, oats, rye, millet, sorghum, buckwheat, and mixed grains. Production data on cereals relate to crops harvested for dry grain only. Cereal crops harvested for hay or harvested green for food, feed, or silage and those used for grazing are excluded. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Root and tuber > Production: Average production of roots and tubers 1996-1998
  • Oats > Imports per million: Figures for 2003/2004. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Total > Production Coarse Grain: Total production of Total Coarse Grain, metric tons, 2003/2004
  • Sunflowerseed > Production: Total production of Sunflowerseed, metric tons, 2003/2004
  • Total > Yield Coarse Grain: Yield of Total Coarse Grain, Metric tons per hectare, 2003/2004
  • Wheat > Imports: Figures for 2003/2004
  • Wheat > Yield per million: Yield of Wheat, Metric tons per hectare, 2003/2004. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Wine > Production > Tonnes per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Corn > Production per million: Figures for 2003/2004. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Corn > Exports: Figures for 2003/2004
  • Soybean > Yield: Yield of Soybean, Metric tons per hectare, 2003/2004
  • Total > Yield Coarse Grain per million: Yield of Total Coarse Grain, Metric tons per hectare, 2003/2004. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Root and tuber > Production growth: Average production of roots and tubers (percentage change from 1986-88 to 1996-98)
  • Corn > Imports per million: Figures for 2003/2004. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Total > Production Oilseed: Total production of Total Oilseed, metric tons, 2003/2004
  • Oats > Imports: Figures for 2003/2004
  • Corn > Imports: Figures for 2003/2004
  • Rice > Imports: Figures for 2003/2004
  • Corn > Exports per million: Figures for 2003/2004. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Barley > Imports: Figures for 2003/2004
  • Imports as % of merchandise > Imports: Agricultural raw materials comprise SITC section 2 (crude materials except fuels) excluding divisions 22, 27 (crude fertilizers and minerals excluding coal, petroleum, and precious stones), and 28 (metalliferous ores and scrap)."
  • Sunflowerseed > Yield per million: Yield of Sunflowerseed, Metric tons per hectare, 2003/2004. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Sunflowerseed > Production per 1000: Total production of Sunflowerseed, metric tons, 2003/2004. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Land used for cereal > Production > Hectares: Land under cereal production refers to harvested area, although some countries report only sown or cultivated area. Cereals include wheat, rice, maize, barley, oats, rye, millet, sorghum, buckwheat, and mixed grains. Production data on cereals relate to crops harvested for dry grain only. Cereal crops harvested for hay or harvested green for food, feed, or silage and those used for grazing are excluded."
  • Land under cereal > Production > Hectares per 1000: Land under cereal production refers to harvested area, although some countries report only sown or cultivated area. Cereals include wheat, rice, maize, barley, oats, rye, millet, sorghum, buckwheat, and mixed grains. Production data on cereals relate to crops harvested for dry grain only. Cereal crops harvested for hay or harvested green for food, feed, or silage and those used for grazing are excluded. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Land under cereal > Production > Hectares: Land under cereal production refers to harvested area, although some countries report only sown or cultivated area. Cereals include wheat, rice, maize, barley, oats, rye, millet, sorghum, buckwheat, and mixed grains. Production data on cereals relate to crops harvested for dry grain only. Cereal crops harvested for hay or harvested green for food, feed, or silage and those used for grazing are excluded.
  • Barley > Imports per million: Figures for 2003/2004. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Total > Production Oilseed per 1000: Total production of Total Oilseed, metric tons, 2003/2004. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Agricultural raw materials > Imports > % of merchandise imports: Agricultural raw materials comprise SITC section 2 (crude materials except fuels) excluding divisions 22, 27 (crude fertilizers and minerals excluding coal, petroleum, and precious stones), and 28 (metalliferous ores and scrap).
  • Sorghum > Yield per million: Yield of Sorghum, Metric tons per hectare, 2003/2004. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Sorghum > Yield: Yield of Sorghum, Metric tons per hectare, 2003/2004
  • Cereal > Land under cereal production > Hectares: Land under cereal production (hectares). Land under cereal production refers to harvested area, although some countries report only sown or cultivated area. Cereals include wheat, rice, maize, barley, oats, rye, millet, sorghum, buckwheat, and mixed grains. Production data on cereals relate to crops harvested for dry grain only. Cereal crops harvested for hay or harvested green for food or silage, and those used for grazing, are excluded.
  • Sunflowerseed > Yield: Yield of Sunflowerseed, Metric tons per hectare, 2003/2004
  • Wheat > Imports per million: Figures for 2003/2004. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Total > Yield Oilseed: Yield of Total Oilseed, Metric tons per hectare, 2003/2004
  • Soybean > Yield per million: Yield of Soybean, Metric tons per hectare, 2003/2004. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Total > Production Coarse Grain per 1000: Total production of Total Coarse Grain, metric tons, 2003/2004. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Total > Yield Oilseed per million: Yield of Total Oilseed, Metric tons per hectare, 2003/2004. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Root and tuber > Production per million: Average production of roots and tubers 1996-1998. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Rice > Imports per million: Figures for 2003/2004. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Cereal > Land under cereal production > Hectares per 1000: Land under cereal production (hectares). Land under cereal production refers to harvested area, although some countries report only sown or cultivated area. Cereals include wheat, rice, maize, barley, oats, rye, millet, sorghum, buckwheat, and mixed grains. Production data on cereals relate to crops harvested for dry grain only. Cereal crops harvested for hay or harvested green for food or silage, and those used for grazing, are excluded. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
STAT South Africa United States HISTORY
Agricultural crop > Production 93
Ranked 157th.
109
Ranked 90th. 17% more than South Africa

Cereal > Cereal production > Metric tons 14.81 million
Ranked 31st.
356.96 million
Ranked 2nd. 24 times more than South Africa

Cereal > Cereal production > Metric tons per 1000 289.3
Ranked 53th.
1,137.13
Ranked 6th. 4 times more than South Africa

Cereal > Cereal yield > Kg per hectare 3,649.53
Ranked 59th.
5,922.47
Ranked 20th. 62% more than South Africa

Cereal > Production 100 thousand metric tons
Ranked 100th.
117 thousand metric tons
Ranked 57th. 17% more than South Africa
Corn > Yield 2.94
Ranked 15th.
8.93
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than South Africa
Crop > Production index 102.6%
Ranked 117th.
111.3%
Ranked 59th. 8% more than South Africa

Food > Production 109
Ranked 95th. The same as United States
109
Ranked 96th.

Food > Production index 105.9%
Ranked 88th.
107.5%
Ranked 80th. 2% more than South Africa

Live stock > Production index 127
Ranked 40th. 21% more than United States
105
Ranked 112th.

Livestock > Production index 108.6%
Ranked 70th. 6% more than United States
102.3%
Ranked 110th.

Meat > Production 1,212 thousand metric tons
Ranked 30th.
35,085 thousand metric tons
Ranked 2nd. 29 times more than South Africa
Meat > Production per million 26.99 thousand metric tons
Ranked 67th.
123.12 thousand metric tons
Ranked 7th. 5 times more than South Africa
Soybean > Production 220,000
Ranked 18th.
66.78 million
Ranked 1st. 304 times more than South Africa
Wheat > Yield 2.06
Ranked 19th.
2.97
Ranked 9th. 44% more than South Africa
Soybean > Production per 1000 4.71
Ranked 14th.
228.07
Ranked 4th. 48 times more than South Africa
Corn > Production 8,900 thousand metric tons
Ranked 8th.
259,273 thousand metric tons
Ranked 1st. 29 times more than South Africa
Wine > Production > Tonnes 1.05 million
Ranked 7th.
2.3 million
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than South Africa

Cereal > Production growth 1%
Ranked 81st.
28%
Ranked 42nd. 28 times more than South Africa
Cereal > Production per million 2.23 thousand metric tons
Ranked 123th. 5 times more than United States
0.411 thousand metric tons
Ranked 144th.
Corn > Yield per million 0.063
Ranked 10th. 2 times more than United States
0.0305
Ranked 13th.
Meat > Production growth -3%
Ranked 138th.
46%
Ranked 56th.
Land under cereal > Production > Hectares > Per capita 91.63 hectares per 1,000 peop
Ranked 69th.
191.65 hectares per 1,000 peop
Ranked 26th. 2 times more than South Africa

Root and tuber > Production 1,633 thousand metric tons
Ranked 44th.
22,392 thousand metric tons
Ranked 7th. 14 times more than South Africa
Oats > Imports per million 0.536 thousand metric tons
Ranked 3rd.
5.81 thousand metric tons
Ranked 1st. 11 times more than South Africa
Total > Production Coarse Grain 10.36 million
Ranked 14th.
275.1 million
Ranked 1st. 27 times more than South Africa
Sunflowerseed > Production 650,000
Ranked 12th.
1.21 million
Ranked 8th. 86% more than South Africa
Total > Yield Coarse Grain 2.45
Ranked 14th.
7.9
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than South Africa
Wheat > Imports 1,000 thousand metric tons
Ranked 23th.
2,000 thousand metric tons
Ranked 11th. Twice as much as South Africa
Wheat > Yield per million 0.0441
Ranked 15th. 4 times more than United States
0.0101
Ranked 24th.
International wheat > Production statistics 2.3
Ranked 28th.
44
Ranked 4th. 19 times more than South Africa

Wine > Production > Tonnes per 1000 21.76
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than United States
7.64
Ranked 9th.

Corn > Production per million 190.72 thousand metric tons
Ranked 7th.
885.48 thousand metric tons
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than South Africa
Corn > Exports 1,000 thousand metric tons
Ranked 6th.
46,000 thousand metric tons
Ranked 1st. 46 times more than South Africa
Soybean > Yield 1.63
Ranked 10th.
2.28
Ranked 4th. 40% more than South Africa
Total > Yield Coarse Grain per million 0.0525
Ranked 13th. 95% more than United States
0.027
Ranked 17th.
Root and tuber > Production growth 49%
Ranked 28th. 63% more than United States
30%
Ranked 45th.
Corn > Imports per million 4.29 thousand metric tons
Ranked 28th. 6 times more than United States
0.683 thousand metric tons
Ranked 32nd.
Total > Production Oilseed 1.04 million
Ranked 23th.
76.6 million
Ranked 1st. 74 times more than South Africa
Oats > Imports 25 thousand metric tons
Ranked 4th.
1,700 thousand metric tons
Ranked 1st. 68 times more than South Africa
Corn > Imports 200 thousand metric tons
Ranked 31st. The same as United States
200 thousand metric tons
Ranked 32nd.
Rice > Imports 650 thousand metric tons
Ranked 10th. 49% more than United States
435 thousand metric tons
Ranked 16th.
Corn > Exports per million 21.43 thousand metric tons
Ranked 6th.
157.1 thousand metric tons
Ranked 2nd. 7 times more than South Africa
Barley > Imports 100 thousand metric tons
Ranked 17th.
700 thousand metric tons
Ranked 4th. 7 times more than South Africa
Imports as % of merchandise > Imports 0.87%
Ranked 83th. 2% more than United States
0.85%
Ranked 87th.

Sunflowerseed > Yield per million 0.0264
Ranked 9th. 6 times more than United States
0.00464
Ranked 15th.
Sunflowerseed > Production per 1000 13.93
Ranked 11th. 3 times more than United States
4.13
Ranked 14th.
Land used for cereal > Production > Hectares 3.8 million
Ranked 30th.
60.95 million
Ranked 3rd. 16 times more than South Africa

Land under cereal > Production > Hectares per 1000 91.03 hectares
Ranked 68th.
192.23 hectares
Ranked 25th. 2 times more than South Africa

Land under cereal > Production > Hectares 4.3 million hectares
Ranked 31st.
56.81 million hectares
Ranked 3rd. 13 times more than South Africa

Barley > Imports per million 2.14 thousand metric tons
Ranked 15th.
2.39 thousand metric tons
Ranked 14th. 12% more than South Africa
Total > Production Oilseed per 1000 22.29
Ranked 21st.
261.61
Ranked 5th. 12 times more than South Africa
Agricultural raw materials > Imports > % of merchandise imports 1.08%
Ranked 74th.
1.32%
Ranked 59th. 22% more than South Africa

Sorghum > Yield per million 0.0617
Ranked 8th. 5 times more than United States
0.0113
Ranked 17th.
Sorghum > Yield 2.88
Ranked 9th.
3.31
Ranked 8th. 15% more than South Africa
Cereal > Land under cereal production > Hectares 4.06 million
Ranked 33th.
60.27 million
Ranked 3rd. 15 times more than South Africa

Sunflowerseed > Yield 1.23
Ranked 11th.
1.36
Ranked 9th. 11% more than South Africa
Wheat > Imports per million 21.43 thousand metric tons
Ranked 27th. 3 times more than United States
6.83 thousand metric tons
Ranked 38th.
Total > Yield Oilseed 1.34
Ranked 17th.
2.13
Ranked 6th. 59% more than South Africa
Soybean > Yield per million 0.0349
Ranked 9th. 4 times more than United States
0.00779
Ranked 16th.
Total > Production Coarse Grain per 1000 222.01
Ranked 15th.
939.53
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than South Africa
Total > Yield Oilseed per million 0.0287
Ranked 14th. 4 times more than United States
0.00727
Ranked 21st.
Root and tuber > Production per million 38.97 thousand metric tons
Ranked 95th.
81.17 thousand metric tons
Ranked 70th. 2 times more than South Africa
Rice > Imports per million 13.93 thousand metric tons
Ranked 16th. 9 times more than United States
1.49 thousand metric tons
Ranked 35th.
Cereal > Land under cereal production > Hectares per 1000 79.27
Ranked 79th.
192
Ranked 26th. 2 times more than South Africa

SOURCES: Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organization. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; World Resources Institute; Production Estimates and Crop Assessment Division, FAS, USDA; World Development Indicators database; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2001; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2001. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Production Estimates and Crop Assessment Division, FAS, USDA. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United States Department of Agriculture; Wikipedia: Globalization of wine; World Resources Institute. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United States Department of Agriculture. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Wikipedia: International wheat production statistics; Wikipedia: Globalization of wine. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; World Bank staff estimates from the Comtrade database maintained by the United Nations Statistics Division.; World Development Indicators database. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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