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The charts below shows the top wheat producing countries in the world in 1990 and 2019.

Oct 31, 2023 / Academic / 7:18 pm

The way in which the positions of top ten wheat producing countries of the world changed in 1990 when compared to the year 1987 is depicted in the given charts.

Overall, it is clear that there was a substantial growth in the production between the years, except in a couple of countries.

In 1987, the top three wheat producing countries were China, the USA and India with 85,639, 080; 52,833,765 and 45,362,598 tonnes respectively. Standing in the same positions, these countries could increase their production by 10,724,486; 4,727,884 and 8,820,877 tonnes in the next three years. The next four positions were held by France, Canada Turkey and Germany in the ascending order in both the years. Among these countries, Canada’s wheat production went up exceptionally, and that was from 20,296,354 to 31,973,024 tonnes.

However, there were changes in the last three positions. In 1987, Australia was ahead of Pakistan and the UK stood at the tenth position. By 1990, Pakistan’s wheat production went up to 14,520,103 tonnes, which was more than 300,000 tonnes than that of Australia’s. Argentina replaced the UK to occupy the tenth position, but could produce only 10, 860,089 tonnes of wheat when compared to the 11,816,126 tonnes of wheat the UK produced in 1987.

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