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Iraq’s paddy rice production
Iraq’s paddy rice production in calendar year (CY) 2009 is forecast at 425,000 MT, slightly higher than this year’s estimated production level of 410,000 MT. For 2008, the MoT has set a domestic procurement price for rice at 900,000 Iraqi Dinar/MT ($720/MT).

Iraq produces several varieties of medium-grain, aromatic and semi-aromatic rice, most of which is grown under irrigation in the south-central region. The traditional, aromatic “Anbar” rice carries a market premium over most imported rice. The most common varieties of Anbar rice are Anbar 33 and Mishkhab 36, the yields for which have increased from about 1.7 MT/Ha to 2.5 MT/Ha in recent years. The Ministry of Agriculture’s Rice Development Program has had notable success in introducing higher-yielding rice varieties to Iraqi farmers. The most common non-aromatic rice varieties grown in Iraq are Furat (1) and Yasmeen, the yields for which are 5.2 MT/Ha and 4.0 MT/Ha respectively.

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Iraqi rice imports in 2009 are estimated at 900,000 MT, roughly equivalent to the estimated 900,000 MT imported in 2008. Despite several years of record production levels, domestic production only meets about 20 percent of the country’s current consumption needs. As a result, rice consumption has been increasingly met through imports since the early 1970’s. Like the case of wheat, greater incomes in Iraq are likely to result in increased total per capita rice demand in the future.
MGR Archive 4.5.2008
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