Which Country Produces the Most Castor Oil?

Castor Oil Seed Production (tonnes), 2016 or latest
Agriculture | October 18, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 31 countries in 2016, India ranked the highest in castor oil seed production with 1,554,000 tonnes followed by Mozambique and China. On the other end of the scale was Romania with 16.0 tonnes, Philippines with 39.0 tonnes and Togo with 80.0 tonnes.

Data for more countries are available at Castor Oil Seed Production indicator page.

Castor Oil Seed Production Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Angola tonnes 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,019
Brazil tonnes 95,183 120,166 25,989 12,526 37,582
China tonnes 150,000 180,000 110,000 50,000 40,000
Ecuador tonnes 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000
Ethiopia tonnes 7,000 8,000 11,000 13,000 11,000
India tonnes 1,350,000 2,295,000 1,964,000 1,727,000 1,870,000
Kenya tonnes 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000
Madagascar tonnes 2,626 2,635 2,650 2,600 2,655
Mexico tonnes 4.00 4.00 33.0 5.00 4.50
Mozambique tonnes 66,925 67,489 68,053 67,875 68,813
Myanmar tonnes 14,000 13,000 13,000 12,000 11,056
Paraguay tonnes 6,000 6,000 10,000 11,000 9,000
South Africa tonnes 5,636 5,783 6,000 6,200 6,361
Tanzania tonnes 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000
Vietnam tonnes 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000 7,000