November 15, 2011


Iran's wheat production remains steady


Iran's 2011 wheat production reached about 13.5 million tonnes indicating no change in figure compared to 2010, according to UN report.


According to the report released by UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) about 691 million tonnes of wheat were produced worldwide since the beginning of 2011, showing a growth of 6% from the figure for 2010 which was 651 million tonnes.


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.


According to the report, 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 tonnes which is equal to the figure for 2010.


Iran's corn production also rose from one million tonnes 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 tonnes 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 2,241 tonnes.

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