Which Country Produces the Most Chicory Roots?

Chicory Root Production (tonnes)
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 18 countries in 2014, Belgium ranked the highest in chicory root production with 309,187 tonnes followed by France and Netherlands. On the other end of the scale was Slovakia with 50.0 tonnes, Qatar with 95.0 tonnes and Bosnia and Herzegovina with 100 tonnes.

Total chicory root production reached 555,059 tonnes in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 10.2 % more than in the previous year and -95.6 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, total chicory root production reached an all time high of 1,085,684 tonnes in 2004 and an all time low of 190,070 tonnes in 1972. The average annual growth amounted to 1.11 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, Belgium, accounted for 55.7 % of chicory root production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 84.4 % share while the ten largest countries some 95.2 % in 2014.

Chicory Root Production Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Belgium tonnes 425,085 474,423 393,000 360,717 232,800
Cameroon tonnes 140 143 145 146 148
Croatia tonnes 3,473 3,687 3,907 4,132 4,500
France tonnes 125,475 169,475 113,591 100,948 116,670
Haiti tonnes 200 200 200 200 200
Kazakhstan tonnes 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000
Netherlands tonnes 60,000 55,500 53,000 50,000 52,000
Philippines tonnes 3,566 3,750 3,894 4,016 4,246
Poland tonnes 30,402 38,347 36,998 35,002 49,187
Portugal tonnes 2,620 2,650 2,729 3,718 3,718
Puerto Rico tonnes 5,850 5,850 5,850 5,850 5,850
Serbia tonnes 3,500 3,500 3,500 3,500 3,500
South Africa tonnes 15,000 13,133 23,700 28,300 26,645
Spain tonnes 1,000 800 275 300 540
Ukraine tonnes 1,700 3,500 3,700 2,200 1,222