Rice Production in Spain


General information

  • GNI per capita at PPP$, 2011: 31,400
  • Internal renewable water resources, 2011: 111.2 km3/year
  • Incoming water flow, 2011: 0.3 km3/year
  • Main food consumed, 2009: vegetables including oils, milk, fermented beverages, meat, wheat, fruits, fish, sugar, olives
  • Rice consumption, 2009: 11.5 kg milled rice per person per year

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

Spain, in southwestern Europe, has an area of 505,370 km2, including the Balearic and Canary islands. The mainland faces both the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. It consists of a central plateau mainly surrounded by mountainous areas. Twenty-five percent of the land is arable, but agriculture now forms less than 3% of GDP and occupies only 4.3% of the workforce in a population of 46.5 million (2011). There are extensive rice-growing areas in the southwest and northeast.

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

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