Rice Production in Turkmenistan


General information

  • GNI per capita at PPP$, 2011: 8,690
  • Internal renewable water resources, 2011: 1.4 km3/year
  • Incoming water flow, 2011: 23.4 km3/year
  • Main food consumed, 2009: wheat, milk, vegetables including oils , meat, potatoes, grapes, onions
  • Rice consumption, 2009: 13 kg milled rice per person per year

Production season






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

Turkmenistan in Central Asia lies between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan to the north and Iran and Afghanistan to the south; the Caspian Sea forms its western side. About 80% is desert with a tropical arid climate. Arable land, 3.9% of the country’s area of 488,100 km2, is along river valleys and almost all irrigated. Agriculture accounts for 14.6% of GDP and employs 30% of the population of 5.1 million (2011). Cotton and wheat are the major commodities; rice is a minor crop.

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

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