World production of the most important cereals and pseudo-cereals in 2012 can be seen from the following table (data from the FAOSTAT website). Note that a cereal is always a crop belonging to the grasses family (Poaceae) while pseudo-cereals are used in much the same way as cereals, but they are not grasses.
|Cereal name||Tons produced||Thousand tons (= million kg)
Apart from the crops mentioned in above table there are several other cereals and pseudo-cereals in the world. While unimportant at a global scale they can sometimes be very important crops in smaller regions. Other cereals and pseudo-cereals include: teff, amaranth, spelt, einkorn and emmer.