Report Highlights:

The Ministry of Agriculture foresees a rise in production in the current crop year despite some unfavorable weather conditions. The cereal harvest is expected to reach 4.3 MMT compared to 3.5 MMT last year.

General Information

According to a news release by the Algeria Press Service at the beginning of the harvest season that Ministry of Agriculture foresees a 20 percent increase in the current crop year despite some unfavorable weather conditions. The cereal harvest is expected to reach 4.3 MMT compared to 3.5 MMT last year and will cover 3.3 million hectares including 1.5 million hectares planted to durum, 1 million hectares for barley and 600,000 hectares for bread wheat, and 100,000 hectares for oats.

The Government of Algeria (GOA) wants to increase domestic grain production mostly durum to 6.9 MMT per year over 2015-2019 to reach self-sufficiency in durum wheat. The GOA is boosting output through improved irrigation and by increasing areas irrigated to one million hectares as well as by encouraging the use of certified seeds as well as increasing mechanization and storage facilities by building new silos.

The decision to boost durum production is due to high temperatures that are not conducive to growing bread wheat. For this reason Algeria has always planted fewer hectares of bread wheat than durum and barley and has always imported more bread wheat and will continue to import it as domestic production is still hampered by severe weather conditions.

Wheat

2013/2014

2014/2015

2015/2016

Market Begin Year

Jul 2013

Jul 2014

Jul 2015

Algeria

USDA Official

New Post

USDA Official

New Post

USDA Official

New Post

Area Harvested

2000

2000

1700

1700

1900

2100

Beginning Stocks

3762

3762

4676

4676

3601

3601

Production

3302

3302

1900

1900

2000

3000

MY Imports

7484

7484

7100

7100

7700

7700

TY Imports

7484

7484

7100

7100

7700

7700

TY Imp. from U.S.

110

110

0

0

0

0

Total Supply

14548

14548

13676

13676

13301

14301

MY Exports

22

22

25

25

25

0

TY Exports

22

22

25

25

25

0

Feed and Residual

50

50

50

50

50

50

FSI Consumption

9800

9800

10000

10000

10200

10200

Total Consumption

9850

9850

10050

10050

10250

10250

Ending Stocks

4676

4676

3601

3601

3026

4051

Total Distribution

14548

14548

13676

13676

13301

14301

(1000 HA) ,(1000 MT)

Barley

2013/2014

2014/2015

2015/2016

Market Begin Year

Jul 2013

Jul 2014

Jul 2015

Algeria

USDA Official

New Post

USDA Official

New Post

USDA Official

New Post

Area Harvested

900

900

800

800

900

1000

Beginning Stocks

1217

1217

1178

1178

1378

1378

Production

1500

1500

1300

1300

1300

1300

MY Imports

511

511

950

950

600

600

TY Imports

778

778

750

750

600

600

TY Imp. from U.S.

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total Supply

3228

3228

3428

3428

3278

3278

MY Exports

0

0

0

0

0

0

TY Exports

0

0

0

0

0

0

Feed and Residual

1700

1700

1700

1700

1700

1700

FSI Consumption

350

350

350

350

350

350

Total Consumption

2050

2050

2050

2050

2050

2050

Ending Stocks

1178

1178

1378

1378

1228

1228

Total Distribution

3228

3228

3428

3428

3278

3278

(1000 HA) ,(1000 MT)