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Which Country Produces the Most Maize?

Maize Production (kt), 2014
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 155 countries in 2014, USA ranked the highest in maize production with 361,091 kt followed by China and Brazil. On the other end of the scale was Djibouti with 0.016 kt, Suriname with 0.087 kt and Maldives with 0.140 kt.

Total maize production reached 880,323 kt in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 15.5 % less than in the previous year and 17.2 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total maize production reached an all time high of 1,016,736 kt in 2013 and an all time low of 204,877 kt in 1962. The average annual growth amounted to 2.79 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 41.0 % of maize production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 74.6 % share while the ten largest countries some 92.8 % in 2014.

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