Rice Production in Turkey


General information

  • GNI per capita at PPP$, 2011: 16,940
  • Internal renewable water resources, 2011: 227 km3/year
  • Incoming water flow, 2011: —16.6 km3/year
  • Main food consumed, 2009: wheat, milk, fruits, vegetables including oils, starchy roots, sugar, meat
  • Rice consumption, 2009: 9.3 kg milled rice per person per year

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

Turkey, a diverse land of 783,560 km2 in area, faces the Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea. Its western border marks the traditional separation of Europe and Asia. Turkey is mainly mountainous, with a coastal plain and high central plateau. The proportion of arable land is quite high, 27.7%, and agriculture occupies 32% of the workforce, making up 9.1% of GDP. The population in 2011 was 73.6 million.

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

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