Senegal: Grain and Feed Annual
MY 2014/15 milled rice production in selected countries in West Africa (Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Senegal, etc.) reached 5.1 million, a 4.3 percent increase over the previous year’s figure due to production increases in Senegal (28 percent) and Cote d’Ivoire (12 percent). Based on Post’s analyses of the countries’ data, MY 2014/15 rice imports are expected to remain the same at last year’s level of 3.6 million tons. Cote d’Ivoire does not plan to increase rice production in MY2015/16 due to its limited financial capacity to process more rice. However, Post expects milled rice production for MY2015/16 will increase by 2.8 percent. Although the government of Senegal (GOS) plans to limit rice imports in 2015, Post expects rice imports for MY2015/16 will remain at the same level as last year.