List of largest producing countries of agricultural commodities

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Production (and consumption) of agricultural plant commodities has a diverse geographical distribution. Along with climate and corresponding types of vegetation, the economy of a nation also influences the level of agricultural production. Production of some products is highly concentrated in a few countries while other are widely produced. For instance, China, the leading producer of wheat and ramie in 2013, produces 96% of the world's ramie fiber but only 17% of the world's wheat. Products with more evenly distributed production see more frequent changes in ranking of the top producers.

The major agricultural products can be broadly grouped into foods, fibers, fuels, and raw materials.

Produce Types[edit]

Cereals[edit]

as of 2013, FAOSTAT, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations [1]

Cereal First Second Third Fourth Fifth
Barley  Russia  Germany  France  Canada  Turkey
Maize (corn)  United States  China  Brazil  Argentina  Ukraine
Millet  India  Nigeria  Niger  China  Mali
Rice, paddy  China  India  Indonesia  Bangladesh  Vietnam
Rye  Germany  Russia  Poland  China  Belarus
Sorghum  United States  Nigeria  India  Sudan (former)  Ethiopia
Wheat  China  India  United States  Russia  France

Vegetables[edit]

Vegetable Largest Producer Second Largest Producer
Dry Bean  India  Brazil
Onion and Garlic  China  India
Cabbage  China  India
Green bean  China  Indonesia
Chickpea  India  Pakistan
Pulses  India  Mozambique
Cauliflowers and Broccoli  China  India
Eggplant  China  India
Potato  China  India
Spinach  China  United States
Cassava  Nigeria  Thailand
Soybean  United States  Brazil
Carrot  China  Russia
Cucumber  China  Iran
Tomato  China  India
Ginger  India  China
Pumpkin  China  India

Fruits[edit]

Fruit Largest Producer Second Largest Producer
Apricot  Turkey  Iran
Banana  India  China
Mango  India  China
Coconut  Indonesia  Philippines
Sugar cane  Brazil  India
Fig  Turkey  Egypt
Grapes  China  Italy
Oranges  Brazil  United States
Papaya  India  Brazil
Peach  China  Italy
Apple  China  United States
Pineapple  Philippines  Thailand
Gooseberry  Germany  Russia
Sweet potato  China  Nigeria
Lemon  India  Mexico
Raspberry  Russia  Poland
Stone fruits  Iran  China
Strawberry  United States  Turkey
Blueberry  United States  Canada
Kiwifruit  Italy  New Zealand
Currant  Russia  Poland
Date  Egypt  Iran
Cherry  Turkey  United States
Avocado  Mexico  Chile
Quince  Turkey  China
Watermelon  China  Turkey
Guava  India  China

Nuts[edit]

Nut Largest Producer Second Largest Producer
Almond  United States  Spain
Cashew nut  Nigeria  India
Chestnut  China  Turkey
Hazelnut  Turkey  Italy
Pistachio  Iran  United States
Sheanut  Nigeria  Mali
Walnut  China  India
Peanut  China  India

Spices[edit]

Spice Largest Producer Second Largest Producer
Cinnamon  Indonesia  China
Cumin  India  Turkey
Ginger  India  China
Pepper  Vietnam  India
Chili pepper  India  China
Cloves  Indonesia  Madagascar
Nutmeg  Indonesia  Grenada
Saffron  Iran  Spain
Vanilla  Indonesia  Madagascar
Turmeric  India  Pakistan
Cardamom  Guatemala  India

Non-food products[edit]

Fibers[edit]

as of 2013, FAOSTAT, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations [2]

Fiber First Second Third Fourth Fifth
Abaca (manila)  Philippines  Ecuador  Costa Rica  Indonesia  Equatorial Guinea
Agave fibre  Colombia  Mexico  Nicaragua  Ecuador  Philippines
Cotton  China  India  United States  Pakistan  Brazil
Flax  France  Belgium  Belarus  Russia  China
Jute  India  Bangladesh  China  Uzbekistan    Nepal
Kapok (2012 data)  Indonesia  Thailand none reported none reported none reported
Ramie  China  Laos  Philippines  Brazil none reported
Silk  China  India  Uzbekistan  Thailand  Iran
Sisal  Brazil  Tanzania  Kenya  Madagascar  China
Wool  Australia  China  New Zealand  Iran  United Kingdom

Forest products[edit]

as of 2013, FAOSTAT, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations [3]

Wood and forest products First Second Third Fourth Fifth
Wood fuel*  India  China  Brazil  Ethiopia  Democratic Republic of the Congo
Sawnwood**  United States  China  Canada  Russia  Germany
Wood-based panels***  China  Russia  United States  Germany  Brazil
Paper and Paperboard****  China  United States  Japan  Germany  Sweden
Dissolving wood pulp*****  United States  South Africa  Canada  Sweden  Austria

*Wood fuel include all wood for fuel as firewood, wood pellets, and charcoal
**Sawnwood includes all sawn wood, dimensional lumber
***Wood-based panel includes all plywood, particleboard, fiberboard and veneer sheets
****Paper and Paperboard includes all paper, sanitary paper, and packaging materials
*****Dissolving wood pulp includes cellulose extracted from wood for making synthetic fibres, cellulose plastic materials, lacquers and explosives[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Forest Products Definitions, FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS, Statistics Division

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