Which Country Produces the Most Artichokes?

Artichoke Production (tonnes), 2018 or latest
Agriculture | March 17, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 30 countries in 2018, Italy ranked the highest in artichoke production with 389,813 tonnes followed by Egypt and Spain. On the other end of the scale was Switzerland with 4.00 tonnes, Kenya with 19.0 tonnes and Costa Rica with 25.0 tonnes.

Total artichoke production reached 1,680,992 tonnes in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.485 % more than in the previous year and 10.7 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total artichoke production reached an all time high of 1,680,992 tonnes in 2018 and an all time low of 708,759 tonnes in 1963. The average annual growth amounted to 1.19 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, Italy, accounted for 23.2 % of artichoke production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 54.9 % share while the ten largest countries some 91.6 % in 2018.

Data for more countries are available at Artichoke Production indicator page.

Artichoke Production Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Algeria tonnes 53,657 83,374 81,106 91,592 97,524
Argentina tonnes 106,000 104,131 105,061 106,835 107,869
Chile tonnes 22,500 13,275 12,891 10,209 11,374
China tonnes 77,000 77,000 78,106 83,031 85,415
Egypt tonnes 387,704 304,298 266,196 220,749 173,306
France tonnes 41,504 36,413 38,354 43,992 38,760
Greece tonnes 21,554 21,594 13,640 12,946 10,667
Iran tonnes 18,000 16,894 17,522 18,248 18,714
Italy tonnes 364,871 457,799 451,461 401,335 365,991
Morocco tonnes 63,889 62,074 55,234 50,744 44,144
Peru tonnes 141,708 112,865 103,348 89,983 108,801
Spain tonnes 195,342 199,900 234,091 204,111 225,619
Tunisia tonnes 18,000 19,000 19,000 24,300 26,900
Turkey tonnes 32,173 34,014 34,576 32,701 36,368
USA tonnes 48,040 43,500 43,050 41,640 44,720