Iran’s wheat output projected at 14 million tons this year

May 27, 2012 - 16:15
TEHRAN - Iran’s wheat output is planned to reach 14 million tons in the current calendar year, which ends on March 20, 2013, the Mehr News Agency quoted a report by the ministry of agriculture as saying on Sunday.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has placed Iran as the 12th leading producer of wheat in the world, with an average production of 14 million tons in 2011.
Among the major producers of wheat, the European Union (EU) with 138 million tons and China with 117.9 million tons are set to be the top two producers of wheat this year. 
India with an estimated wheat production of 86.9 million tons and the US with 54.4 million tons took the third and fourth spots on the list of the leading wheat producers of 2011, according to press TV.