Which Country Produces the Most Areca Nuts?

Areca Nut Production (kt), 2016 or latest
Agriculture | October 18, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 13 countries in 2016, China ranked the highest in areca nut production with 132,158 kt followed by India and Myanmar. On the other end of the scale was Maldives with 0.022 kt, Kenya with 0.114 kt and Malaysia with 0.312 kt.

Data for more countries are available at Areca Nut Production indicator page.

Areca Nut Production Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Bangladesh kt 91.7 106 136 101 102
Bhutan kt 7.28 9.78 10.5 9.52 9.56
China kt 131,737 129,316 135,000 ... 132,158 ... ...
India kt 478 478 681 609 622
Indonesia kt 184 183 180 122 134
Kenya kt 0.112 0.113 0.112 0.115 0.113
Malaysia kt 0.650 0.640 0.338 0.387 0.368
Maldives kt 0.006 0.003 0.003 0.003 0.003
Myanmar kt 118 120 121 120 119
Nepal kt 4.27 7.62 9.19 11.6 4.01
Sri Lanka kt 29.9 31.6 37.7 38.7 42.0
Taiwan kt 132 129 124 122 127 ... ...
Thailand kt 35.7 30.0 41.0 30.0 36.6