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Chart of World Grain Production, Consumption, and Stocks

World Grain Production, Consumption, and Stocks
Increases in grain production brought about by irrigation and synthetic fertilizer and pesticide inputs have peaked and begun declining. As consumption surpasses production, the world's stocks of stored grain have been falling relative to each year's use. When supply can no longer meet demand, free market price competition may starve the poor.

2005 version of this chart

Sources

UN FAO FAOSTAT, Produce Price and Production; www.fao.org/faostat/en;
*futures.tradingcharts.com/learning/stocks_to_use.html

Tags: food distribution, grain, world grain production, consumption, and stocks, agriculture-food

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