Iran’s wheat production to stay 25% above 5-year average
Tehran, Iran, June 14
By Mehdi Sepahvand – Trend:
Iran’s wheat production this year is going to stay 25 percent above the average output of the past five years, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s Iran office reported June 14.
The office said that Iran’s 2017 wheat output is expected to reach 13.5 million tons, 25 percent higher than the average of the past five years. In 2016 also Iran produced the same amount of wheat.
The office said that good weather has helped Iran stand as the region’s second largest producer of wheat, after Turkey.
Also, coarse grains are expected to witness a 100,000 ton production boost in the country in 2017 compared to 2016, the FAO’s Iran office said.
Nevertheless, Iran’s rice production is expected to rise by 100,000 tons to hit 2.6 million tons, it added.
The organization has estimated that the overall production of grains in Iran will hit 20.1 million tons this year, to be 200,000 tons more than that of 2016.
However, the grain stock in Iran this year is calculated at 5.4 million tons, 900,000 tons less than that of 2016.