Which Country Produces the Most Beeswax?

Beeswax Production (tonnes), 2018 or latest
Agriculture | March 17, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 54 countries in 2018, India ranked the highest in beeswax production with 25,895 tonnes followed by Ethiopia and Argentina. On the other end of the scale was Honduras with 16.0 tonnes, Cyprus with 31.0 tonnes and Zambia with 32.0 tonnes.

Total beeswax production reached 69,633 tonnes in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.949 % more than in the previous year and 8.50 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total beeswax production reached an all time high of 69,633 tonnes in 2018 and an all time low of 30,261 tonnes in 1964. The average annual growth amounted to 1.38 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, India, accounted for 37.2 % of beeswax production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 52.5 % share while the ten largest countries some 79.0 % in 2018.

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

Beeswax Production Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Angola tonnes 2,300 2,300 2,302 2,313 2,309
Argentina tonnes 4,700 4,809 4,880 4,922 4,884
Brazil tonnes 1,650 1,650 1,700 1,750 1,763
Dominican Republic tonnes 1,017 1,031 1,036 1,025 1,018
Ethiopia tonnes 5,000 5,000 5,305 5,497 5,525
India tonnes 23,100 23,200 23,598 23,955 24,918
Kenya tonnes 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,505 2,503
Mexico tonnes 1,868 2,010 1,862 1,439 1,844
South Korea tonnes 3,063 3,063 3,905 3,925 3,631
Spain tonnes 1,545 1,712 1,688 1,652 1,635
Tanzania tonnes 1,850 1,870 1,875 1,844 1,842
Turkey tonnes 4,222 4,241 4,053 4,781 5,034
USA tonnes 1,605 1,611 1,612 1,610 1,613
Uganda tonnes 1,351 1,281 1,281 1,353 1,368
Uruguay tonnes 1,057 1,085 1,102 1,127 1,114