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Table 4 Food imports, selected years

From: Agricultural Modernization, Structural Change and Pro-poor Growth: Policy Options for the Democratic Republic of Congo

  1961 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010
Total food imports (thousand constant $) 22,792 61,887 156,900 241,393 214,424 977,293
Import share in total agricultural imports (percent)       
 Wheat 0.03 0.00 39.60 29.36 21.34 28.66
 Flour of maize 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 7.47 13.18
 Flour of wheat 32.47 27.82 1.76 11.37 18.03 9.68
 Sugar raw centrifugal 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 7.79 8.95
 Palm oil 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.94 5.61
 Chicken meat 0.65 0.41 0.95 4.30 2.52 4.19
 Rice—total (rice milled equivalent) 14.81 8.52 6.19 16.60 10.95 3.41
 Malt 15.43 12.43 4.76 4.88 3.14 3.31
 Other 36.60 50.82 46.74 33.49 27.83 23.01
Total 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
  1. Source: Author’s calculations, based on FAOSTAT