November 17, 2011
Iranian wheat reaches 13.5 million tonnes in 2011
Iran's wheat production amounted to about 13.5 million tonnes in 2011, indicating no difference from the previous year.
According to the report released by UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, Iran imported 1.3 million tonnes of wheat in the current year which shows an increase of 100,000 tonnes compared to the figure for the previous year which was 1.2 million tonnes. The total wheat reserves of the country dropped from three million tonnes in 2010 to 2.1 million tonnes in the current year.
Iran produced 3.7 million tonnes of barley in 2011 and the figure shows no change compared to the amount for 2010.
The report put the amount of Iran's barley imports in 2011 at 400,000 tons which is equal to the figure for 2010.
Iran's corn production also rose from one million tonne in 2010 to 1.3 million tonnes in 2011 which shows a 30% increase.
A growth in domestic corn production helped reduce import of the agro product to Iran from 3.4 million tonnes in 2010 to three million tonnes in 2011. Production of other types of grain in Iran increased from 4.7 million tonnes in 2010 to five million tonne in 2011.
About 2,325 million tonnes of grains have been produced in the world since the beginning of 2011, showing an increase of 3.7% compared to the figure for the past year which was 2241 tonnes.