Rice Production in Greece


General information

  • GNI per capita at PPP$, 2011: 25,100
  • Internal renewable water resources, 2011: 58 km3/year
  • Incoming water flow, 2011: 16.3 km3/year
  • Main food consumed, 2009: milk, vegetables, cereals, fruits, meat, starchy roots, sugar
  • Rice consumption, 2009: 7.1 kg milled rice per person per year

Production seasons





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

Greece, in the eastern Mediterranean, has a total area of 131,960 km2. It is mainly mountainous and there are several islands south of the continental mainland. Surprisingly, arable land is 19.8% of the total. The population in 2011 was 11.4 million; 12.5% (2010) of the workforce is engaged in agriculture, which forms 3.3% of GDP.

Source: FAOSTAT database online as of November 2012. *www.fao.org/docrep/004/Y0906T/y0906t09.htm

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