Cost of wheat production increasing 

Dhaka,  Thu,  21 September 2017
Published : 17 Jul 2017, 11:52:01 | Updated : 17 Jul 2017, 13:10:55

Cost of wheat production increasing 

FE Online Report
The cost of producing the High Yield Variety (HYV) of Wheat increased in the last fiscal year (FY17).

Statistics available with the food ministry showed that the cost of the production of per kilogram (KG) wheat stood at Tk 28.05 in FY17 which was Tk 27.02 in FY16.

In fact, the cost is increasing gradually over the years. 

Per KG wheat production cost was Tk 19.33 in FY11 which increased to Tk 20.63 in FY12, Tk 21.55 in FY13, Tk 24.49 in FY14 and Tk 26.05 in FY15.

The data also showed that to produce HYV wheat, total cost for per acre of land reached at Tk 36,434 in the past fiscal year which was Tk 34,676 in FY16. 

According to the data, the highest cost for input went to labour. Per unit labour cost was estimated at Tk 340 in the last fiscal year which was Tk 300 in FY16.


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