Wheat production in Iran up 28% in 2022

Updated Mar 7, 2023
According to the latest report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), wheat production in Iran increased by 28 percent in 2022, ranking the Islamic Republic as the 13th top strategic grain producer in the world. According to the report, Iranian farmers managed to produce 13 million tons of wheat in 2022, up 2.9 million tons from the previous year's total production of 10.1 million tons, IRNA reported. In 2021, Iran ranked 14th in the world in wheat production, according to the FAO. The organization also predicts that Iran will produce 13 million tons of wheat in 2023, which will not change from 2022.
Despite concerns about the impact of the war in Ukraine on global agricultural production in 2022, global wheat production this year is up two percent from the previous year to 794 million tonnes. In 2021, the total production of wheat in the world was estimated at 778 million tons. China was the largest wheat producer in 2022 with 137.7 million tons, followed by the European Union with 134.5 million tons and India with 106.8 million tons. Russia, the US, Australia, Canada, Pakistan, Ukraine, Turkey, the UK and Kazakhstan ranked higher than Iran and ranked ...
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