Iraq’s Wheat Production Advanced 7% in 2011-12 From Year Earlier

Iraq’s wheat output rose 7 percent to 3 million metric tons in the 2011-12 season compared with the previous year, according to a planning ministry spokesman.

The country produced 2.8 million tons in the 2010- 11 season, Abdul Zahra al-Hindawi said by phone in Baghdad.

Iraq consumes an 4.5 million tons of wheat a year on average, according to the Iraqi Grain Board. The country had to import the grain after drought in the last three years.

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