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Wheat - statistics & facts

Wheat is the most important grain worldwide based on grain acreage and is ranked second when it comes to the total production volume. The global amount of wheat produced came to about over 772 million metric tons. This was an increase of about ten million tons compared to the previous marketing year.

Leading producers

The European Union was the top ranked wheat producing country. The European Union yielded more than 154.5 million metric tons of wheat between 2019 and 2020, accounting for more than one-fifth of the world wheat production. The United States is a major wheat producer, and trails behind only the European Union, China, India, and Russia in production. In 2020, around 44 million were planted and 36.7 million acres of wheat were harvested respectively. Almost every U.S. state is involved in the nation’s wheat production,with the ‘Wheat State’ Kansas, North Dakota, and Montana 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 759 million metric tones consumed in 2020/2021 marketing year. In that year, China consumed about 135 million metric tons of wheat. The U.S. wheat consumption amounted to over 31 million metric tons.

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Wheat - statistics & facts

Wheat is the most important grain worldwide based on grain acreage and is ranked second when it comes to the total production volume. The global amount of wheat produced came to about over 772 million metric tons. This was an increase of about ten million tons compared to the previous marketing year.

Leading producers

The European Union was the top ranked wheat producing country. The European Union yielded more than 154.5 million metric tons of wheat between 2019 and 2020, accounting for more than one-fifth of the world wheat production. The United States is a major wheat producer, and trails behind only the European Union, China, India, and Russia in production. In 2020, around 44 million were planted and 36.7 million acres of wheat were harvested respectively. Almost every U.S. state is involved in the nation’s wheat production,with the ‘Wheat State’ Kansas, North Dakota, and Montana 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 759 million metric tones consumed in 2020/2021 marketing year. In that year, China consumed about 135 million metric tons of wheat. The U.S. wheat consumption amounted to over 31 million metric tons.

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