Which Country Produces the Most Cashew Nuts?

Cashew Nut Production (tonnes), 2016 or latest
Agriculture | October 18, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 32 countries in 2016, Vietnam ranked the highest in cashew nut production with 1,221,070 tonnes followed by Nigeria and India. On the other end of the scale was Belize with 24.0 tonnes, China with 152 tonnes and Dominican Republic with 765 tonnes.

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

Cashew Nut Production Unit 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Benin tonnes 102,137 162,986 162,986 198,172 201,818
Brazil tonnes 104,342 230,785 80,630 109,679 107,713
Burkina Faso tonnes 20,800 95,000 60,000 115,000 81,196
Ghana tonnes 32,805 36,000 40,000 42,000 50,000
Guinea Bissau tonnes 121,361 124,417 117,283 137,107 156,620
India tonnes 613,000 674,600 725,000 753,000 753,000
Indonesia tonnes 115,149 114,789 116,915 116,000 131,200
Ivory Coast tonnes 380,000 393,000 450,000 486,689 532,132
Kenya tonnes 17,568 20,927 29,026 21,086 22,140
Mali tonnes 12,135 17,861 27,130 39,498 72,009
Mozambique tonnes 96,558 112,796 64,731 83,000 63,080
Nigeria tonnes 849,769 825,189 847,794 875,560 903,327
Philippines tonnes 134,681 133,388 132,541 146,289 170,853
Tanzania tonnes 74,170 121,070 160,000 127,947 130,124
Vietnam tonnes 1,242,000 1,237,300 1,250,064 1,110,800 980,000