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WHEAT PRODUCTION ESTIMATE FOR 2023 REVISED UPWARDS…

The National Grain Council (UHT) has revised its wheat production estimate for 2023 from a previous 20.75 million tonnes to 21.5 million tonnes amid better-than-expected precipitation.

After a dry winter, precipitation was strong in many regions in the months of March, April and May, the council said in a report.

The average rainfall during spring months, which is a crucial period for wheat growers, was above the precipitation recorded in the previous years. This led to a revision in wheat production estimate, according to the council.

The average annual wheat production in the past years was 20 million tonnes, said the report.

In May, Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) said that wheat production was forecast to increase by 3.8 percent in 2023 compared with 2022 to 20.5 million tonnes. It estimated that the country’s grain production will be around 39.5 million tonnes this year, rising by 2.1 percent from 2022.

Vegetable production will boost 1.9 percent to 2.6 million tonnes, while fruit output is expected to rise by 0.3 percent to 26.9 million tonnes, according to TÜİK…

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