Estimated Postharvest Losses (%) 2003 - 2018

The figures quoted in the tables below are estimates of cumulative weight loss from production incurred during harvesting, drying, handling operations, farm storage, transport and market storage. The loss values for each link in the postharvest chain are taken from the scientific literature and are modified by several seasonal factors that vary from year to year and are submitted by the APHLIS network. More details can be found in the ‘Understanding APHLIS’ manual and the ‘Weight Loss Review’ article. The first loss table gives a regional weighted average PHL by crop. By clicking on the various country links it is possible to see the PHL by crop for country and then for each province. By clicking on a provincial loss figures it is possible to display the key data used in the calculation, including the seasonal data. The figures used for estimating the PHLs are displayed and a quality assessment is given of these figures as to whether they are specific to the cereal type, farm type and climate in question and the bibliographical source of the data can also be traced in a full reference list.

Weighted average according to reported figures

Regional total PHL for cereals [% of total annual production]
2003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
14.314.314.114.115.415.614.915.314.815.115.214.614.215.716.6

Regional PHL by cereal [% of total annual production]
Cereal 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Wheat5.65.5139.912.812.615.11413.112.915.214.214.214.214  -  
Maize16.816.816.817.318.419.917.918.817.91818.419.118.620.420.4  -  
Rice11.811.811.711.811.812.112.112.712.214.111.912.211.812.711  -  
Sorghum12.311.912.112.312.31312.512.612.512.412.412.412.412.512.3  -  
Barley9.84.99.49.49.49.610.910.19.79.710.510.110.110.19.8  -  
Rye  -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -  
Oats  -    -  2.12.122.12.12.12.12.12.12.22.12.22  -  
Millets9.69.89.79.910.110.39.89.59.89.59.59.39.310.48.6  -  
Fonio11.711.711.711.711.712.112.512.311.711.911.712.612.613.311.7  -  
Teff11.711.712.512.512.112.512.512.512.512.412.512.512.512.511.7  -  

 

 

Estimated Postharvest Losses (t) 2003 - 2018

Regional total PHL for cereals [t of total annual production]
2003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
5 054 1365 865 99010 227 7368 365 9808 848 79212 437 02312 811 89314 072 31112 991 38512 928 01410 549 7778 255 5207 040 4136 005 8162 908 0330 000

Regional PHL by cereal [t of total annual production]
Cereal 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Wheat100 621108 5062 128 078488 434691 054673 320743 333745 715700 785729 542605 149578 514615 352609 66513 552  -  
Maize3 443 8344 141 4895 361 1924 860 7405 718 5557 229 4737 520 5928 252 4237 792 4217 794 4936 429 0754 313 0143 353 3043 204 6672 171 678  -  
Rice466 284475 373908 288970 223884 6611 463 4571 696 9201 967 8211 533 6711 292 373853 798627 229386 924252 360308 152  -  
Sorghum720 880755 209934 7341 075 084753 4501 501 1141 411 2881 569 8731 371 6141 592 5201 252 7041 185 4901 186 251858 872212 377  -  
Barley8397 065140 407148 796154 943195 457193 992216 228199 965186 233203 815207 123207 976200 97012 095  -  
Rye  -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -  
Oats  -    -  1688118066991 0849421 2931 1671 0661 5361 211826137  -  
Millets318 509375 080478 982528 768305 897936 628801 758857 616679 694836 638672 426774 424682 361310 186181 556  -  
Fonio2 3281 8722 5602 6353 04758 37661 15953 977271 71356 98958 4556 0624 9672 5084 927  -  
Teff8411 394273 329290 490336 378378 499381 767407 717440 229438 060473 289562 129602 068565 7623 559  -