Southern Belt Production and Exports Outpace World Growth
* Other countries include: Bolivia, South Africa, and Mozambique.
Production in the southern belt increased 67
percent from MY 1992/1993 to 9.4 million bales in MY 2000/2001
accounting for two-thirds of the total increase of world
production. Production was up in all countries except
for Paraguay, which recovered from depressed levels in recent
years but did not rebound to levels seen in MY 1992/1993.
Australia doubled production from 1.7 million bales in MY
1992/1993 to 3.4 million in MY 2000/2001. Brazil, the
largest producer in the southern belt, increased production 75
percent. Argentina also increased production 39 percent,
and three African countries, Mozambique, South Africa, and
Zimbabwe increased production 57 percent. Total exports in
the southern belt countries grew 78 percent over the period, far
outpacing world export growth of only 3 percent over the same
period. Southern belt countries share of total world
exports in MY 2000/2001 is forecast at 19 percent, up from 11
percent in MY 1992/1993.
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