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

Aug. 15 (Bloomberg) -- 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.

To contact the reporter on this story: Khalid Al-Ansary in the Baghdad through the Dubai newsroom at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Carpenter at ccarpenter2@bloomberg.net

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