India is the top country by wheat area harvested in the world. As of 2014, wheat area harvested in India was 30.5 million ha that accounts for 13.82 % of the world's wheat area harvested. The top 5 countries (others are China, Russian Federation, the United States of America, and Australia) account for 49.83 % of it. The world's total wheat area harvested was estimated at 220 million ha in 2014.The description is composed by Yodatai, our digital data assistant. Have a question? Ask Yodatai ›
Triticum spp.: common (T. aestivum) durum (T. durum) spelt (T. spelta). Common and durum wheat are the main types. Among common wheat, the main varieties are spring and winter, hard and soft, and red and white. At the national level, different varieties should be reported separately, reflecting their different uses. Used mainly for human food.