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Wheat - statistics & facts

Wheat is the second largest grain worldwide based on grain acreage and total production volume. The global production volume of wheat came to about over 772 million metric tons in the marketing year of 2020/21. This was an increase of about ten million tons compared to the previous year. Wheat stocks is also estimated to increase to about 294 million metric tons worldwide by 2021.

Leading producers

The European Union is the top ranked wheat producing region. It was forecast that the region yield more than 128 million metric tons of wheat by 2030, accounting for about one-fifth of the world wheat production. In 2021, around 46.7 million were planted and 37 million acres of wheat were harvested in the United States. Almost every U.S. state is involved in the nation’s wheat production, with the ‘Wheat State’ Kansas, North Dakota, and Oklahoma producing the largest volume.

Wheat consumption

As one of the most important staple foods, a large variety of different products contain high amounts of wheat. Global consumption of wheat saw a slight increase over the last year, with over 783 million metric tons consumed in 2020/2021 marketing year. In that year, China consumed about 150 million metric tons of wheat. The global per capita food use of wheat stood at above 66 kilograms per year in the last decade.

Interesting statistics

In the following 4 chapters, you will quickly find the 21 most important statistics relating to "Wheat worldwide".


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