Which Country Produces the Most Cereals?

Cereal Production (kt), 2015 or latest
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 167 countries in 2015, China ranked the highest in cereal production with 550,018 kt followed by USA and India. On the other end of the scale was Djibouti with 0.016 kt, Maldives with 0.188 kt and Puerto Rico with 0.618 kt.

Total cereal production reached 2,572,596 kt in 2015 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.12 % more than in the previous year and 11.8 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total cereal production reached an all time high of 2,587,989 kt in 2011 and an all time low of 743,343 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 2.33 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 21.4 % of cereal production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 49.0 % share while the ten largest countries some 69.1 % in 2015.

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

Cereal Production Unit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Argentina kt 26,538 47,144 49,098 43,389 51,793
Australia kt 34,500 33,506 39,987 43,372 35,598
Bangladesh kt 49,736 51,863 52,629 52,803 54,253
Brazil kt 70,914 75,161 77,586 89,908 100,902
Canada kt 49,552 45,651 47,271 51,781 66,372
China kt 481,563 496,891 518,832 541,441 552,876
France kt 70,028 65,629 63,954 70,982 67,518
Germany kt 49,809 44,314 41,920 45,397 47,757
India kt 250,783 267,838 287,860 293,290 293,940
Indonesia kt 82,029 84,797 83,400 88,443 89,792
Russia kt 95,616 59,624 91,792 68,763 90,375
Thailand kt 37,080 39,640 41,473 42,810 41,533
USA kt 419,380 401,670 386,816 356,933 436,554
Ukraine kt 45,406 38,679 56,256 45,740 63,200
Vietnam kt 43,324 44,614 47,236 48,467 49,232