Rice Production in Iran


General information

  • GNI per capita at PPP$, 2009: 11,420
  • Internal renewable water resources, 2011: 128.5 km3/year
  • Incoming water flow, 2011: 2.7 km3/year
  • Main food consumed, 2009: vegetables including oils, wheat, fruits, milk, potatoes, meat, sugar, grapes, rice
  • Rice consumption, 2009: 23 kg milled rice per person per year

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

Iran is a Middle East country bordering the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea, between Iraq and Pakistan, with a total area of 1.74 million km2 of mainly deserts and fringing, arid mountainous areas. There are also coastal plains where crops such as rice are grown. About 11% of the land is arable. A quarter of the workforce in the population of 74.8 million in 2011 was occupied in agriculture, which formed 10.2% of GDP.

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

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