Which Country Produces the Most Cassava?

Cassava Production (kt), 2014
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 82 countries in 2014, Nigeria ranked the highest in cassava production with 54,832 kt followed by Thailand and Indonesia. On the other end of the scale was Singapore with 0.001 kt, Maldives with 0.006 kt and Cayman Islands with 0.015 kt.

Total cassava production reached 260,762 kt in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 6.14 % less than in the previous year and 21.7 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total cassava production reached an all time high of 276,762 kt in 2013 and an all time low of 71,260 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 2.48 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, Nigeria, accounted for 21.0 % of cassava production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 41.5 % share while the ten largest countries some 75.6 % in 2014.

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

Cassava Production Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Angola kt 10,057 12,828 13,859 14,334 10,636
Brazil kt 26,703 24,404 24,967 25,350 23,045
Cambodia kt 3,676 3,497 4,247 8,034 7,614
Cameroon kt 2,883 3,341 3,808 4,083 4,287
China kt 4,400 4,500 4,550 4,500 4,560
Dem. Republic of the Congo kt 15,013 15,054 15,014 15,024 14,815
Ghana kt 11,351 12,231 13,504 14,241 14,547
India kt 9,056 9,623 8,060 8,076 8,747
Indonesia kt 21,593 22,039 23,918 24,044 24,177
Malawi kt 3,491 3,823 4,001 4,259 4,692
Mozambique kt 4,055 5,670 9,738 10,094 4,099
Nigeria kt 44,582 36,822 42,533 46,190 50,950
Tanzania kt 5,392 5,916 4,548 4,647 5,462
Thailand kt 25,156 30,088 22,006 21,912 29,848
Vietnam kt 9,310 8,531 8,596 9,898 9,736