Which Country Exports the Most Food?

Food Exports (As % of Merchandise Exports) (%), 2014 or latest
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 145 countries in 2014, Maldives ranked the highest in food as a share of merchandise exports with 97.8% followed by Ethiopia and Comoros. On the other end of the scale was Iraq with 0.009%, Qatar with 0.012% and Brunei with 0.046%.

Average food as a share of merchandise exports reached 8.52% in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 1.06 % more than in the previous year and 16.9 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average food as a share of merchandise exports reached an all time high of 22.1% in 1962 and an all time low of 6.57% in 2006. The average annual growth amounted to -1.81 % since 1962.

Data for more countries are available at Food Exports (As % of Merchandise Exports) indicator page.

Food Exports (As % of Merchandise Exports) Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Belize % 57.3% 69.9% 60.9% 53.5% 68.7%
Burundi % 64.8% 67.5% 81.4% 73.9% 68.8%
Comoros % 69.7% 72.7% 67.6% 78.7% 83.0% ...
Ethiopia % 75.3% 77.5% 78.5% 78.4% 80.3%
Fiji % 69.6% 70.2% 63.3% 64.1% 66.0%
Gambia % 72.6% 80.7% 89.0% 82.9% 55.0%
Guyana % 60.8% 67.7% 64.8% 60.3% 64.9%
Honduras % ... 54.2% 57.3% 69.0% 56.9%
Malawi % 85.8% 86.7% 76.4% 75.7% 75.0%
Maldives % 98.4% 97.7% 96.2% 96.8% 98.2%
Moldova % 59.0% 74.2% 72.0% 70.1% 58.4%
New Zealand % 52.7% 55.7% 55.7% 56.0% 56.5%
Nicaragua % 49.9% 87.2% 88.2% 89.6% 53.9%
Paraguay % 86.8% 84.8% 59.4% 60.3% 56.6%
Uruguay % 59.5% 64.2% 61.9% 62.3% 66.1%