Which Country Produces the Most Chickpeas?

Chickpea Production (kt)
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 56 countries in 2014, India ranked the highest in chickpea production with 9,880 kt followed by Australia and Myanmar. On the other end of the scale was Dominican Republic with 0.003 kt, Colombia with 0.075 kt and Cyprus with 0.090 kt.

Total chickpea production reached 11,682 kt in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 12.2 % less than in the previous year and 28.2 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total chickpea production reached an all time high of 13,102 kt in 2013 and an all time low of 4,854 kt in 1980. The average annual growth amounted to 0.794 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, India, accounted for 84.6 % of chickpea production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 94.8 % share while the ten largest countries some 112 % in 2014.

Chickpea Production Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Australia kt 443 445 487 513 673
Canada kt 67.0 75.5 128 85.6 161
Ethiopia kt 287 285 323 400 410
India kt 5,749 7,060 7,480 8,220 7,700
Iran kt 113 209 268 273 259
Malawi kt 49.1 58.1 71.0 75.0 67.0
Mexico kt 165 132 132 72.1 272
Morocco kt 38.1 52.1 56.6 45.7 33.5
Myanmar kt 348 404 441 473 494
Pakistan kt 475 741 562 496 284
Russia kt 30.0 40.0 50.8 63.2 75.7
Tanzania kt 36.2 22.7 38.3 71.2 120
Turkey kt 518 563 531 487 518
USA kt 50.7 65.5 88.0 99.9 151
Yemen kt 58.2 50.6 60.1 57.0 58.6