Rice Production in Paraguay


General information

  • GNI per capita at PPP$, 2011: 5,390
  • Internal renewable water resources, 2011: 94 km3/year
  • Incoming water flow, 2011: 242 km3/year
  • Main food consumed, 2009: cassava, fruits, milk, fermented beverages, maize, vegetables,  meat, wheat, sugar
  • Rice consumption, 2009: 3.4 kg milled rice per person per year

Production season





Write-up taken from the IRRI’s Rice Almanac (2013):


Paraguay, a relatively small landlocked country in central South America, has an area of 406,750 km2 and a population of 6.6 million (2011). The country consists of fertile irrigated plains in the east and dry savanna in the west. Arable land is 9.6% of the land area. Most crops are grown in the easterly plains, with soybeans being the major export crop. About one-quarter of the workforce is engaged in mainly subsistence agriculture, which constitutes 23.5% of GDP.

Source: FAOSTAT database online and AQUASTAT database online, as of November 2012.

Return to world map