Based on a comparison of 148 countries in 2014, China ranked the highest in production of barley for beer with 49,219 kt followed by USA and Brazil. On the other end of the scale was Tajikistan with 0.110 kt, Guinea Bissau with 1.11 kt and Montenegro with 3.65 kt.
Total production of barley for beer reached 186,469 kt in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 1.41 % less than in the previous year and 18.8 % more than 10 years ago.
Historically, total production of barley for beer reached an all time high of 189,097 kt in 2013 and an all time low of 43,673 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 2.78 % since 1961.
The top ranked country, China, accounted for 26.4 % of production of barley for beer in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 46.0 % share while the ten largest countries some 64.7 % in 2014.