Major crop import flows for caloric trade dependent countries

Figure Created 13 Jun 2019 Published 02 Sep 2019 Last modified 14 Jun 2019
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The map shows crop import flows for caloric trade dependent countries from their biggest supplier. Different colours are associated to different crops imported. Higher colour intensification indicates higher import dependency ratio. Import arrows connect each country to its major supplier. The thicker the arrow, the higher the share the exporting country has on the import volume of that country.

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Additional information

We use data from FAOSTAT when available. In case of missing data, we take data from GTAP. For some of the countries in question, GTAP 8.1 provides export data only on an aggregate level (as e.g. Rest of Western Africa). Further, maize is not a separate sector but part of the sector group Other Grains that also comprises barley, rye, oats and other cereals. Further, GTAP holds data for the year 2007 only whereas the information derived from FAO represents five-year averages (2007-2011). Source: FAOSTAT Food Balance Sheets and GTAP.

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