Turkey to produce 5.4% less grain this year, Turkstat reports

29 May 20242 min reading Ahmet Hamdi Annaç

Releasing its 2024 crop production forecasts, TurkStat announced that it expects a decline in all grains compared to last year. Accordingly, grain production will fall by 5.4% to 39.9 million tons this year. Wheat, barley and corn production is expected to contract by 4.5%, 8.7% and 5.6%, respectively. In contrast, soybean production, an oilseed crop, is projected to increase by 21.5%.

The Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) announced crop production forecasts for 2024. According to the figures announced by the institution on its website, crop production will decrease in field crops and increase in the fruit and vegetable group compared to the previous year. Grains and other crops (excluding fodder crops), which reached 77.7 million tons last year, will decline by 2% to 76.1 million tons this year. 

According to the data compiled by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and published by TurkStat, cereals production is estimated to decrease by 5.4% in 2024 compared to the previous year and reach approximately 39.9 million tons. Compared to the previous year, wheat production will decrease by 4.5% to 21 million tons and barley by 8.7% to 8.4 million tons. Rye production is projected to fall by 11.5% to 270 thousand tons, oats by 2.4% to 400 thousand tons, and corn production by 5.6% to 8.5 million tons.

TurkStat estimated that soybean production, heavily imported by the country, would increase by 21.5% to 167 thousand tons. Sunflower production is projected to increase by 8.7% to 2.4 million tons.

In the same report, the production of vegetable crops was estimated to be about 33.6 million tons in 2024, up 5.6% from the previous year. The production of fruits, beverage and spice crops is expected to increase by 3.4% in 2024 compared to the previous year and reach about 28.3 million tons.

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