The European Union yielded more than 160 million metric tons of wheat between 2015 and 2016, accounting for more than one-fifth of the world wheat production. Regarding the global wheat production by country, France, Germany and the United Kingdom had been the largest wheat producing EU member countries over the last 10 years, according to Eurostat. In 2015, the UK produced approximately 16.44 million metric tons of wheat, valued at approximately 2.03 billion British pounds. Flour millers from this region prefer the use of homegrown wheat to imported wheat. In 2015, the United Kingdom had exported some 600 thousand metric tons of flour to Spain and Algeria and imported about 367 thousand metric tons from Germany.
Runner-up China produced some 130 million metric tons of wheat during the 2015/2016 period. The nation allocated 14.5 percent of its agricultural acreage for farming wheat.
The fifth-ranked Unites States had allotted almost 55 million acres of land for wheat cultivation but only harvested some 47 million acres of wheat in 2014. That year, approximately 10.2 billion U.S. dollars’ worth of wheat was produced in the country. Kansas, North Dakota and Montana were the leading wheat producing U.S. federal states. China, Brazil, Japan and Nigeria were the key destinations for U.S. wheat exports in 2013.