Which Country Produces the Most Dry Chilli and Peppers?

Production of Chilli and Pepper (Dry) (tonnes), 2014
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 62 countries in 2014, India ranked the highest in production of dry chilli and pepper with 1,492,000 tonnes followed by Thailand and China. On the other end of the scale was Papua New Guinea with 2.00 tonnes, Maldives with 10.0 tonnes and Central African Republic with 110 tonnes.

Total production of dry chilli and pepper reached 3,371,548 tonnes in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 2.58 % less than in the previous year and 16.3 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total production of dry chilli and pepper reached an all time high of 3,458,634 tonnes in 2013 and an all time low of 991,649 tonnes in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 2.34 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, India, accounted for 44.3 % of production of dry chilli and pepper in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 62.9 % share while the ten largest countries some 90.2 % in 2014.

Data for more countries are available at Production of Chilli and Pepper (Dry) indicator page.