Cereals

Considering the recent instability in the regional grain market due to prolonged harvesting difficulties, development of cereal production in Azerbaijan has become one of the government's primary strategic objectives.

  • The increase in sown areas of cereals all over the country amounted to 1074.1 thousand hectares in 2013 - a twofold increase on the year 2000.
  • The "Law on Grain of the Republic of Azerbaijan" introduced incentives and subsidies for the full substitution of imported foodstuffs by local producers.
  • Considering the favourable natural and climatic conditions in Azerbaijan, and the wellestablished infrastructure and increasing consumption of the population, the grain sector is attractive both for local and foreign investors.

Wheat

2010

2011

2012

2013

Production (tonnes)

1 272 340

1 594 394

1 797 028

1 845 996

Import (tonnes)

1 330 017

1 166 572

1 366 335

1 451 257

Export (tonnes)

0

0

0

0

Grain and beans

(excluding rice)

2010

2011

2012

2013

Production (tonnes)

1 945 141

2 391 130

2 727 840

2 883 082

Import (tonnes)

1 486 684

1 296 805

1 508 375

1 619 303

Export (tonnes)

514

36

195

260

Source: State Statistics Committee