Wheat is the main food source for millions of people. According to UNO data 20% of calories consumed in the world come from products made from wheat. For agricultural producers, this crop is in priority next to corn and barley.
Wheat cultivation started around 10 000 years ago on the territory of Asia Minor (currently Turkey). Nowadays, it is the key crop on the world grain market. The average amount of its production is 700-750 million tons annually.
Today, China is the largest wheat producer in the world. It is followed by USA, India, Russia, France, Canada, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. The main wheat consumers are countries of Asian and Pacific Region, North Africa and Middle East.