Which Country Produces the Most Chestnuts?

Chestnut Production (tonnes), 2018 or latest
Agriculture | March 17, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 27 countries in 2018, China ranked the highest in chestnut production with 1,965,351 tonnes followed by Bolivia and Turkey. On the other end of the scale was Slovakia with 1.00 tonnes, Romania with 37.0 tonnes and Zimbabwe with 91.0 tonnes.

Total chestnut production reached 2,353,825 tonnes in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 2.38 % more than in the previous year and 23.7 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total chestnut production reached an all time high of 2,353,825 tonnes in 2018 and an all time low of 406,777 tonnes in 1984. The average annual growth amounted to 2.44 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 83.5 % of chestnut production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 89.8 % share while the ten largest countries some 99.1 % in 2018.

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

Chestnut Production Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Albania tonnes 5,800 5,451 6,590 6,600 6,040
Azerbaijan tonnes 793 817 778 785 763
Bolivia tonnes 59,744 76,035 77,890 84,467 83,392
Bosnia and Herzegovina tonnes 1,100 1,100 1,115 1,119 1,142
Chile tonnes 920 1,100 1,100 1,027 2,718
China tonnes 1,711,782 1,721,678 1,685,758 1,660,059 1,889,964
Dem. People's Republic of Korea tonnes 12,000 12,000 12,004 12,184 12,459
France tonnes 8,869 9,200 8,668 7,943 7,982
Greece tonnes 17,670 18,795 28,100 30,049 29,628
Italy tonnes 58,684 53,848 50,697 50,913 53,145
Japan tonnes 20,900 21,000 21,400 16,300 16,500
Portugal tonnes 19,130 24,739 18,464 27,628 26,780
South Korea tonnes 62,345 64,184 59,465 55,593 53,600
Spain tonnes 15,300 17,200 16,136 16,413 16,178
Turkey tonnes 57,881 60,019 63,762 63,750 64,750