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Which Country Produces the Most Chestnuts?

Chestnut Production (tonnes)
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
Excel Sheet

Based on a comparison of 28 countries in 2014, China ranked the highest in chestnut production with 1,683,815 tonnes followed by Bolivia and Turkey. On the other end of the scale was Slovakia with 1.00 tonnes, Slovenia with 17.0 tonnes and Romania with 26.0 tonnes.

Total chestnut production reached 1,969,021 tonnes in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 2.06 % less than in the previous year and 36.5 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total chestnut production reached an all time high of 2,009,487 tonnes in 2013 and an all time low of 406,777 tonnes in 1984. The average annual growth amounted to 2.29 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 85.5 % of chestnut production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 92.7 % share while the ten largest countries some 103 % in 2014.