Turkey achieves 96 percent self-sufficiency in wheat

05 April 20242 min reading

According to the 2023 Crop Balance Tables released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat), wheat, which holds the highest proportion among cereal crops, achieved a adequacy level of 95.9 percent. Specifically for bread wheat, this figure stood at 86.4 percent.

The Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) has announced the 2023 balance sheets for the adequacy degrees of agricultural products prepared based on the production quantities of 2022. According to this, 95.9% of the domestic consumption of wheat was met by domestic production in 2023.

For the total of cereal products, the domestic production to domestic demand adequacy degree (adequacy degree) for the 2022-2023 marketing year was realized as 92.3%. Wheat, with the largest share in total cereal production, had an adequacy degree of 95.9% (181.0% for durum wheat, 86.4% for other wheat) and barley, one of the most important ingredients for the feed industry, had an adequacy degree of 90.0%. Corn had an adequacy degree of 85.8%, and soy had an adequacy degree of 5.2%. The highest adequacy degree in plant products was realized in hazelnuts with 683.5%.

In fruits and beverage plants, the highest adequacy degree for the 2022-2023 marketing year was 683.5% in hazelnuts.

The adequacy degree indicates how much of a region's available production (domestic production) is capable of meeting the region's demand or domestic use (all needs of humans, animals, and industry). A value less than 100 represents a situation where domestic production does not fully meet domestic demand. A value greater than 100 indicates the presence of exportable and/or stockable quantities exceeding domestic needs.

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