Ethiopia, Maize, All years

Ethiopia's estimated postharvest losses in tonnes for maize ranged from 657,920 tonnes in 2005 to 1,873,801 tonnes in 2018. The estimated loss percentages fluctuated between 16.3% and 20.0%. The largest losses in USD were estimated to have occurred in 2017 with a value of over 502 million USD, equivalent to 1.8% of national agricultural GDP.

Within the value chain, the majority of the postharvest maize loss is estimated to be happening at Harvesting/field drying. In Ethiopia, on average the highest quantity of maize production occurs in Oromia. Regarding nutritional losses, the number of people whose annual energy (kcal) dietary requirements could have been met with the estimated maize lost postharvest ranged from 2,802,681 people in 2005 to 7,982,227 people in 2018.

To view the list of studies used to estimate these losses, please see the References tab.

APHLIS postharvest maize loss estimates in Ethiopia in the last 5 years

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Production quantity in tonnes 8,806,174 tonnes 9,391,634 tonnes 6,317,174 tonnes 6,317,174 tonnes 6,317,174 tonnes
Losses in tonnes 1,751,587 tonnes 1,873,801 tonnes 1,261,966 tonnes 1,109,201 tonnes 1,109,201 tonnes
Loss % 19.9% 20.0% 20.0% 17.6% 17.6%
Financial value > 502 million USD > 476 million USD > 392 million USD > 345 million USD > 439 million USD
% of national agricultural GDP 1.8% 1.8% 1.2%
# of people whose annual energy (kcal) requirements could have been met by the lost crop 7,461,607 people 7,982,227 people 5,375,862 people 4,725,099 people 4,725,099 people

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Estimated postharvest losses and USD value

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2012 1,136,883 tonnes 2012
Production: 6,432,601 tonnes Estimated PHL: 1,136,883 tonnes / 17.7% / 319 million USD
319 million USD 2012
Production: 6,432,601 tonnes Estimated PHL: 1,136,883 tonnes / 17.7% / 319 million USD
2013 1,158,342 tonnes 2013
Production: 6,559,890 tonnes Estimated PHL: 1,158,342 tonnes / 17.7% / 358 million USD
358 million USD 2013
Production: 6,559,890 tonnes Estimated PHL: 1,158,342 tonnes / 17.7% / 358 million USD
2014 1,250,937 tonnes 2014
Production: 7,105,706 tonnes Estimated PHL: 1,250,937 tonnes / 17.6% / 316 million USD
316 million USD 2014
Production: 7,105,706 tonnes Estimated PHL: 1,250,937 tonnes / 17.6% / 316 million USD
2015 1,347,110 tonnes 2015
Production: 7,631,365 tonnes Estimated PHL: 1,347,110 tonnes / 17.7% / 300 million USD
300 million USD 2015
Production: 7,631,365 tonnes Estimated PHL: 1,347,110 tonnes / 17.7% / 300 million USD
2016 1,626,709 tonnes 2016
Production: 8,211,426 tonnes Estimated PHL: 1,626,709 tonnes / 19.8% / 372 million USD
372 million USD 2016
Production: 8,211,426 tonnes Estimated PHL: 1,626,709 tonnes / 19.8% / 372 million USD
2017 1,751,587 tonnes 2017
Production: 8,806,174 tonnes Estimated PHL: 1,751,587 tonnes / 19.9% / 502 million USD
502 million USD 2017
Production: 8,806,174 tonnes Estimated PHL: 1,751,587 tonnes / 19.9% / 502 million USD
2018 1,873,801 tonnes 2018
Production: 9,391,634 tonnes Estimated PHL: 1,873,801 tonnes / 20.0% / 476 million USD
476 million USD 2018
Production: 9,391,634 tonnes Estimated PHL: 1,873,801 tonnes / 20.0% / 476 million USD
2019 1,261,966 tonnes 2019
Production: 6,317,174 tonnes Estimated PHL: 1,261,966 tonnes / 20.0% / 392 million USD
392 million USD 2019
Production: 6,317,174 tonnes Estimated PHL: 1,261,966 tonnes / 20.0% / 392 million USD
2020 1,109,201 tonnes 2020
Production: 6,317,174 tonnes Estimated PHL: 1,109,201 tonnes / 17.6% / 345 million USD
345 million USD 2020
Production: 6,317,174 tonnes Estimated PHL: 1,109,201 tonnes / 17.6% / 345 million USD
2021 1,109,201 tonnes 2021
Production: 6,317,174 tonnes Estimated PHL: 1,109,201 tonnes / 17.6% / 439 million USD
439 million USD 2021
Production: 6,317,174 tonnes Estimated PHL: 1,109,201 tonnes / 17.6% / 439 million USD