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Paraguay

paraguay


Basic Statistics


Element

1961

1962

1963

1964

1965

1966

1967

1968

1969

1970

1971

1972

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Arable land (000 Ha)
700.00
711.00
729.00
761.00
784.00
809.00
809.00
805.00
805.00
805.00
805.00
805.00
804.00
920.00
1,040.00
1,160.00
1,270.00
1,390.00
1,500.00
1,620.00
1,741.00
1,780.00
1,820.00
1,860.00
1,900.00
1,950.00
1,990.00
2,030.00
2,070.00
2,110.00
2,150.00
2,300.00
2,300.00
2,450.00
2,600.00
2,600.00
2,600.00
2,850.00
2,950.00
3,020.00
3,105.00
3,210.00
3,280.00
3,370.00
3,460.00
3,550.00
3,640.00
3,757.00
4,020.00
4,145.00
4,305.00
4,415.00
4,500.00
Rice area (000 Ha)
8.50
7.00
7.00
8.00
8.00
4.60
7.28
9.33
10.23
23.00
22.70
21.60
21.44
22.90
24.60
28.10
33.60
31.80
30.10
24.00
23.34
31.40
33.90
36.50
39.00
31.10
40.90
33.40
32.40
34.00
33.40
33.00
45.00
47.00
48.00
44.00
40.50
20.86
27.77
26.25
26.68
27.03
30.30
31.00
33.50
42.00
42.00
33.87
50.00
59.48
78.61
80.00
98.00
120.00
Paddy yield (t/Ha)
2.20
2.40
2.29
2.50
2.70
2.20
2.50
2.23
2.66
1.97
2.08
1.80
1.94
2.21
2.27
2.02
2.04
1.83
1.89
1.70
1.91
2.01
2.14
2.18
2.49
2.01
2.57
2.44
2.70
2.52
2.60
2.59
2.59
2.60
2.84
3.01
3.50
3.88
4.61
3.85
3.98
3.88
3.64
4.03
3.04
3.00
3.10
4.27
4.30
5.30
5.19
4.95
6.30
6.70
Paddy Production (000 t)
18.70
16.80
16.00
20.00
21.60
10.10
18.17
20.80
27.16
45.22
47.20
38.80
41.61
50.69
55.87
56.75
68.68
58.23
56.89
40.80
44.50
63.10
72.64
79.70
97.21
62.41
105.24
81.39
87.47
85.70
86.92
85.37
116.60
122.10
136.26
132.46
141.58
80.92
128.09
101.05
106.18
104.97
110.25
125.00
102.00
126.00
130.00
144.69
215.00
315.21
408.25
396.00
617.40
804.00
Milled production (000 t)
12.47
11.21
10.67
13.34
14.41
6.74
12.12
13.88
18.11
30.16
31.48
25.88
27.76
33.81
37.26
37.85
45.81
38.84
37.95
27.21
29.68
42.09
48.45
53.16
64.84
41.62
70.19
54.29
58.34
57.16
57.98
56.94
77.78
81.44
90.88
88.35
94.43
53.97
85.44
67.40
70.82
70.02
73.54
83.38
68.03
84.04
86.71
96.51
143.40
210.25
272.30
264.13
411.80
Rice imports (000 t)
0.73
0.04
0.04
0.02
0.00
0.00
0.01
0.03
0.00
1.27
0.32
0.74
2.52
3.08
3.83
4.64
5.72
3.39
0.86
0.46
0.74
0.91
1.16
0.69
0.90
1.14
0.99
1.12
Rice exports (000 t)
0.03
1.21
0.86
0.12
0.36
1.77
0.10
0.95
0.78
0.53
0.08
0.10
0.02
1.03
1.80
0.02
0.69
2.36
0.90
9.26
12.19
1.76
1.30
14.13
12.55
0.97
3.21
12.04
37.06
54.11
71.42
67.56
121.28
133.47
203.89
262.06
366.28
Total rice consumption (000 t)
12.47
11.21
10.67
13.34
14.41
6.74
12.12
13.84
18.11
28.92
30.60
25.75
27.38
32.00
37.16
36.88
45.01
39.05
37.87
27.26
29.62
42.11
48.43
53.16
64.84
41.62
70.19
54.29
57.32
55.37
57.95
56.26
64.00
69.12
78.97
79.56
81.57
90.33
56.56
66.72
57.90
58.58
59.50
62.97
42.26
41.76
35.97
33.26
31.02
44.78
52.41
56.60
57.86
Fertilizer usage (NPK) (000 t)
0.86
1.05
1.37
1.89
1.96
2.14
2.47
2.98
3.60
11.18
5.76
6.35
3.82
1.91
1.10
0.86
0.87
2.01
3.91
3.90
5.32
4.27
4.95
4.95
5.93
6.36
7.54
4.03
9.48
8.49
9.57
9.52
9.09
9.35
8.85
12.69
22.69
25.20
22.19
21.59
21.51
47.72
66.24
78.42
65.76
72.72
94.31
74.70
62.73
82.09
97.64
83.30
96.92


Production



Imports and exports



Caloric intake (%/day) from rice relative to other sources



Protein intake (%/day) from rice relative to other sources


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

 

Planting

Harvesting

Main
Oct-Dec
Mar-May


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.




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