Rice production in Pakistan

A farm in Faisalabad.

Pakistan is the world's 10th largest producer of rice. Pakistan's exports make up more than 8% of world's total rice trade.[1] It is an important crop in the agriculture economy of Pakistan. Rice is an important Kharif crop.

In the year 2019, Pakistan produced 7.5 million tonnes of rice and ranked 10th in largest rice producing countries.In the year 2016/17, Pakistan produced 6.7 million tonnes, of which around 4 million were exported, mainly to neighbouring countries, the Middle East and Africa. Rice is grown in fertile lands of Sindh and Punjab region where millions of farmers rely on rice cultivation as their major source of employment. Among the most famous varieties grown in Pakistan include the Basmati, known for its flavour and quality. Pakistan is a major producer of this variety.[2]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Grain: World Markets and Trade"(PDF). USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. May 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Pakistan - grain and feed annual"(PDF). USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. 4 March 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2018.

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