Top Wheat Consuming Countries 2013
At 458 million tonnes, wheat is the most consumed grain followed by rice at 377 million tonnes and corn (or maize) at 125 million tonnes. When compared with other food items, wheat is 4th most consumed after vegetables (982 million tonnes), milk and milk products (629 million tonnes) and fruits (545 million tonnes).
Wheat Production in 2017
Wheat is the second most produced grain at 772 million tonnes (in 2017). It follows maize at 1134 million tonnes - which is mostly not consumed directly. When considering all food production, wheat is the 5th, starting with sugar cane (1841 million tonnes), maize, vegetables (1094 million tonnes) and fruits (865 million tonnes).
Imports and Exports in 2013
Wheat is a major import commodity too. It was the top imported grain during 2013 at 185 million tonnes. Exports of wheat during 2013 totaled 198 million tonnes and was the top exported grain.
- Crop production data from FAO Crops database
- Food consumption data from FAO Food Supply Database