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  Wheat (Triticum spp.) is a worldwide cultivated grass from the Fertile Crescent region of the Near East. In 2007 world production of wheat was 607 million tons, making it the third most-produced cereal after maize (784 million tons) and rice (651 million tons). Wheat grain is a staple food used to make flour for leavened, flat and steamed breads, biscuits, cookies, cakes, breakfast cereal, pasta, noodles, or biofuel. Wheat is planted to a limited extent as a forage crop for livestock, and the straw can be used as fodder for livestock or as a construction material for roofing thatch.
Spotlight on Pakistan's wheat
 Spotlight on Pakistan's wheat  economy
 The mismanagement of wheat economy is no surprise. Pakistan  has been enjoying a surplus of wheat for the past couple of years,  but there are insufficient and inadequate storage..FULL STORY
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  National Out-Look  
  Wheat is the main staple food item of the country’s population and largest grain crop of the country. It contributes 13.1 percent to the value added in agriculture and 2.8 percent to GDP. The size of wheat crop is provisionally estimated at 23.4 million tons, 11.7 percent more than last year crop.SOURCE:Economic Survey of Pakistan2008-09  
  International Out-Look  
  World wheat production for 2009/10 is projected up 3.8 million tons this month to 671.9 million, down just 10.8 million tons, or 1.6 percent, from the record year of 2008/09...more
SOURCE: USDA [Nov, 2009]
  Area, Production & Yield   Advisory
Year Area
[000 hec]
[000 tons]
Yield [Kg/hec]
2006-07 8,578 23,295 2,716
2007-08 8,550 20,959 2,451
2008-09 (P) 9,062 23,421 2,585
P= Provisional [Jul-March] SOURCE: MinFAL,

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