Based on a comparison of 40 countries in 2014, Vietnam ranked the highest in pepper production with 151,000 tonnes followed by Indonesia and India. On the other end of the scale was Mali with 17.5 tonnes, Bolivia with 27.2 tonnes and Brunei with 27.5 tonnes.
Total pepper production reached 451,031 tonnes in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 4.77 % less than in the previous year and 5.31 % more than 10 years ago.
Historically, total pepper production reached an all time high of 472,526 tonnes in 2013 and an all time low of 71,318 tonnes in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 3.54 % since 1961.
The top ranked country, Vietnam, accounted for 33.5 % of pepper production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 63.2 % share while the ten largest countries some 93.6 % in 2014.