Based on a comparison of 71 countries in 2014, Ukraine ranked the highest in sunflower seed production with 10,134 kt followed by Russia and China. On the other end of the scale was Palestine with 0.007 kt, Algeria with 0.080 kt and Namibia with 0.082 kt.
Total sunflower seed production reached 39,199 kt in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 14.2 % less than in the previous year and 33.2 % more than 10 years ago.
Historically, total sunflower seed production reached an all time high of 44,753 kt in 2013 and an all time low of 6,600 kt in 1963. The average annual growth amounted to 3.36 % since 1961.
The top ranked country, Ukraine, accounted for 25.9 % of sunflower seed production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 53.5 % share while the ten largest countries some 86.2 % in 2014.