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Wheat Production

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According to the FAO: “wheat is grown on more land area than any other commercial crop and continues to be the most important food grain source for humans.”

The biggest producer of wheat in 2016 was China with more than 130 million tons harvested, followed by India, Russia, the USA and Canada. France, Ukraine, Pakistan Germany and Australia complete the top 10. Overall wheat is harvested in more than 120 countries and on all continents.

The biggest increase in wheat harvesting between 2000 and 2016 happened in Russia, followed by China and India. The biggest decline in harvest in that period happened in France and the United Kingdom.



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Technical Notes

Territory size is proportional to wheat (Triticum spp.: common (T. aestivum) durum (T. durum) spelt (T. spelta)) harvested there in 2016.

Data sources
This map uses data by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)  (last accessed March 2018). We aim to map as complete data as possible and therefore estimate data for missing values. In some cases, missing data for very small territories is not used in the cartogram and that area is therefore omitted in the map.

All modification to the original data source are noted in our data sheets.

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