This post is by Carmen Ang from Visual Capitalist
Visualizing Global Wheat Production by Country (2000-2020)
Wheat is a dietary staple for millions of people around the world.
After rice and corn (maize), wheat is the third most-produced cereal worldwide, and the second-most-produced for human consumption. And considering wheat’s importance in the global food system, any impact on major producers such as droughts, wars, or other events, can impact the entire world.
Which countries are the largest producers of wheat? This graphic by Kashish Rastogi visualizes the breakdown of 20 years of global wheat production by country.
Top 10 Wheat Producing Countries
While more than 80 different countries produce wheat around the world, the majority of global wheat production comes from just a handful of countries, according to data from The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Here’s a look at the top 10 wheat-producing countries worldwide, based on total yield in tonnes from 2000-2020:
|Rank||Country||Continent||Total yield (tonnes, 2000-2020)||% of total (2000-2020)|
|#1||China||Asia & Oceania||2.4 B||17.0%|
|#2||India||Asia & Oceania||1.8 B||12.5%|
|#3||Russia||Asia & Oceania||1.2 B||8.4%|
|#8||Pakistan||Asia & Oceania||482 M||3.4%|
|#9||Australia||Asia & Oceania||456 M||3.2%|
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