Which Country Produces the Most Buckwheat?

Buckwheat Production (tonnes), 2016
Agriculture | October 18, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 28 countries in 2016, Russia ranked the highest in buckwheat production with 1,186,333 tonnes followed by China and Ukraine. On the other end of the scale was Canada with 52.0 tonnes, Kyrgyzstan with 56.0 tonnes and Georgia with 109 tonnes.

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

Buckwheat Production Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Belarus tonnes 18,400 44,471 39,328 30,329 18,382
Bhutan tonnes 3,950 8,337 4,303 4,384 4,294
Brazil tonnes 55,487 57,000 60,000 62,000 64,000
China tonnes 500,000 780,000 675,000 633,000 564,900
France tonnes 125,900 91,400 105,000 154,800 111,300
Japan tonnes 29,700 32,000 44,600 33,400 31,100
Kazakhstan tonnes 26,960 37,425 48,042 83,565 46,530
Latvia tonnes 5,500 9,600 8,000 10,800 8,500
Lithuania tonnes 14,000 26,000 30,600 28,300 35,600
Nepal tonnes 8,320 8,841 10,021 10,056 10,335
Poland tonnes 97,220 92,985 94,421 90,874 83,499
Russia tonnes 339,293 800,375 796,551 833,936 661,764
Tanzania tonnes 8,000 8,800 18,000 20,000 24,924
USA tonnes 79,100 78,754 82,000 81,000 83,000
Ukraine tonnes 133,700 281,600 238,700 179,020 167,440