Which Country Produces the Most Areca Nuts?

Areca Nut Production (kt), 2014
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 13 countries in 2014, China ranked the highest in areca nut production with 132,158 kt followed by India and Taiwan. On the other end of the scale was Maldives with 0.003 kt, Kenya with 0.113 kt and Malaysia with 0.368 kt.

Average areca nut production reached 1,219 kt in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.459 % less than in the previous year and 24.9 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average areca nut production reached an all time high of 1,341 kt in 2012 and an all time low of 185 kt in 1966. The average annual growth amounted to 3.33 % since 1961.

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

Areca Nut Production Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Bangladesh kt 97.9 105 91.7 106 136
Bhutan kt 3.84 6.38 7.28 9.78 10.5
China kt 144,595 142,636 131,737 129,316 135,000 ...
India kt 476 481 478 478 681
Indonesia kt 168 177 184 183 180
Kenya kt 0.111 0.112 0.112 0.112 0.112
Malaysia kt 2.04 0.618 0.650 0.640 0.338
Maldives kt 0.006 0.009 0.006 0.003 0.003
Myanmar kt 116 116 118 120 121
Nepal kt 3.97 3.98 4.27 7.62 9.19
Sri Lanka kt 26.8 27.9 29.9 31.6 37.7
Taiwan kt 145 143 132 129 124
Thailand kt 35.0 41.0 35.6 30.0 41.0