Wheat is one of the most important crops in the world, which is consumed widely across the globe. Wheat is a source of food and nutrition for a large population in the world in form of bread.
There are a large number of countries in the world that produces wheat. This post describes about the Top 10 Highest Wheat Producing Countries in the World 2016:
10th position on this list by Ukraine, a country located in Eastern Europe. Wheat is an important agricultural crop in the country and grown throughout the country.
Most of the wheat is grown in winter season and harvested during July and August of the next year. Due to the presence of favourable climatic conditions and irrigation, wheat production has increased as compared to previous years.
Production: 22.8 Million Metric Tonnes
Australia with a production of 22.9 Million Metric Tonnes has occupied ninth position in the list of top 10 highest wheat producing countries in the world 2016. Wheat is an important agricultural crop in Australia, which is grown in autumn.
Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria are major wheat producing regions in the country. The majority of wheat produced in the country is sold in other countries that include Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, etc.
Production: 22.9 Million Metric Tonnes
Pakistan is next on this list with a production of 24.2 Million Metric Tonnes. Wheat is grown in a huge area in the country and it is one of the most important agricultural crops of the country.
Production: 24.2 Million Metric Tonnes
Germany is a leader in agricultural crop in Europe and also the seventh highest wheat producing country in the world 2016. Wheat is grown in a huge are in the country and Central region of the country accounts maximum wheat production.
Production: 25 Million Metric Tonnes
Alberta, New Brunswick, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan are major wheat producing regions in Canada.
Production: 37.5 Million Metric Tonnes
France is a major wheat producer and ranked fifth in the list of top 10 highest wheat producing countries in the world 2016. France is a leader in grain sector in the entire Europe.
Due to favourable climatic conditions and proper irrigation, the production of wheat in France has increased manifold as compared to last few years. France also exports wheat to many countries in the world.
Production: 38.6 Million Metric Tonnes
Russia is the next country on this list with a production of 52.1 Million Metric Tonnes. Volga, Central and Southern are some of the major wheat producing regions of the country.
Production: 52.1 Million Metric Tonnes
Wheat is a major agricultural crop in USA and grown in almost every states of the country. About 50% of the total wheat produced in the country is exported to other countries in the world.
Wheat is grown in a large area in the country, which is more than 48 Million Acres of land. Montana, North Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas are some of the major wheat growing regions in the country.
Production: 60 Million Metric Tonnes
With a production of 93.5 Million Metric Tonnes, India stand at second position in the list of top 10 highest wheat producing countries in the world 2016. India is known worldwide for producing wheat of premier quality.
The area under cultivation of wheat in the country is more than 27 Million Hectares. Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are some of the major wheat producing regions in the country.
Production: 93.5 Million Metric Tonnes
China is the highest wheat producing country in the world with a production of 121.7 Million Metric Tonnes. Wheat is an important agricultural crop in China and grown in a large area.
Henan, Shandong, Hebei, Anhui and Jiangsu are some of the major wheat growing regions in the country. Among all regions, Henan is the highest wheat producing region with a production of more than 32 Million Metric Tonnes.
Production: 121.7 Million Metric Tonnes