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Which Country Produces the Most Lentils?

Lentils Production (tonnes), 2014
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 51 countries in 2014, Canada ranked the highest in lentils production with 1,987,000 tonnes followed by India and Turkey. On the other end of the scale was Hungary with 1.00 tonnes, Cyprus with 9.00 tonnes and Israel with 25.0 tonnes.

Total lentils production reached 4,563,760 tonnes in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 9.02 % less than in the previous year and 21.4 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total lentils production reached an all time high of 4,975,621 tonnes in 2013 and an all time low of 854,877 tonnes in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 3.21 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, Canada, accounted for 43.5 % of lentils production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 75.2 % share while the ten largest countries some 99.9 % in 2014.

Data for more countries are available at Lentils Production indicator page.