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Bangladesh ranks third in rice production for four consecutive years

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 12th June, 2022 03:54:00 PM
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Bangladesh ranks third in rice production for four consecutive years

Bangladesh has again ranked third in rice production all over the world. With this, Bangladesh held the third position for four consecutive years.

This information was revealed in the report titled 'Food Outlook-June 2022' published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations on June 11.

The FAO has forecast that Bangladesh will produce 38.4 million tonnes of rice this year.

According to the report, Bangladesh produced 36.5 million tons of rice in 2019 despite facing a series of disasters. That year, Bangladesh surpassed Indonesia in rice production and came in third place for the first time.

In the year 2020, despite various natural disasters, Bangladesh ranks third in terms of production. In that year 3 crore 74 lakh tons of rice was produced. In 2021, Bangladesh still holds the third position. In that year, rice production in Bangladesh increased to 3 crore 78 lakh tones.

This year, the production could increase by 6 lakh tonnes to 3 crore 84 lakh tonnes. As a result, rice production in Bangladesh will increase by 1.4 percent compared to last year.

According to the report, China will be at the top of production this year. Neighboring India will be in the second position. And Indonesia will be in the fourth position after Bangladesh.