Which Country Produces the Most Chestnuts?

Chestnut Production (tonnes), 2016 or latest
Agriculture | October 18, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 28 countries in 2016, China ranked the highest in chestnut production with 1,879,031 tonnes followed by Bolivia and Turkey. On the other end of the scale was Slovakia with 1.00 tonnes, Romania with 33.0 tonnes and Switzerland with 49.0 tonnes.

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

Chestnut Production Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Albania tonnes 5,453 5,200 5,800 5,451 6,590
Azerbaijan tonnes 816 803 793 817 778
Bolivia tonnes 60,419 62,566 59,744 76,035 77,890
Bosnia and Herzegovina tonnes 1,000 1,000 1,100 1,100 1,113
Chile tonnes 415 500 920 1,100 1,100
China tonnes 1,646,272 1,697,396 1,715,091 1,725,170 1,689,735
Dem. People's Republic of Korea tonnes 10,715 11,000 12,000 12,000 12,084
France tonnes 9,464 7,160 8,869 9,200 8,668
Greece tonnes 16,993 17,923 17,670 18,795 28,100
Italy tonnes 55,861 55,576 57,114 52,948 49,054
Japan tonnes 23,500 19,100 20,900 21,000 21,400
Portugal tonnes 22,350 18,271 19,130 24,739 18,464
South Korea tonnes 68,630 64,586 62,345 64,184 59,465
Spain tonnes 17,900 16,900 15,300 17,200 16,136
Turkey tonnes 59,171 60,270 57,881 60,019 63,762