INDIA - Wheat Exports Worldwide Total 184.3 Million Tons

Arno Froese

Russia and Ukraine are two of the world’s major wheat exporters and account for about a third of global annual wheat sales. 

India is the second biggest producer of rice and wheat in the world. As of early April, it had 74 million tons of the two staples in stock. Of this, 21 million tons have been kept for its strategic reserve and the Public Distribution System (PDS), which gives more than 700 million poor people access to cheap food. 

India has the capacity to export 22 million tons of rice and 16 million tons of wheat in this fiscal year, according to Ashok Gulati, a professor of agriculture at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations. “If the WTO allows government stocks to be exported, it can be even higher. This will help cool the global prices and reduce the burden of importing countries around the world,” he says.

There are some reservations though. “We have enough stocks at the moment. But there are some concerns, and we should not become gung-ho about feeding the world,” says Harish Damodaran, a senior fellow at the Center for Policy Research, a Delhi-based think tank., 18 April 2022

Arno's Commentary

India is not listed in the top ten wheat exporter countries; thus, to “feed the world” is obviously vastly exaggerated. 

Below are the facts and figure regarding wheat production:
1. China – 134,254,710
2. India – 107,590,000
3. Russia – 85,896,326
4. United States – 49,690,680
5. Canada – 35,183,000
6. France – 30,144,110
7. Pakistan – 25,247,511
8. Ukraine – 24,912,350
9. Germany – 22,172,100
10. Turkey – 20,500,000, 2022

The five largest wheat exporting countries are:
1. Russia
2. United States
3. Canada
4. France
5. Ukraine

When observing these figures, one realizes how interdependent the world is. But statements such as “feeding the world” do not present factual truth. 

Where did grain production start? Genesis 1:11 gives us the answer: “And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.”

Here is the spiritual lesson Apostle Paul gives us: “I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building” (1 Corinthians 3:6-9).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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