Which Country Produces the Most Cottonseed Oil?

Cottonseed Oil Production (tonnes), 2014 or latest
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 92 countries in 2014, China ranked the highest in cottonseed oil production with 1,540,600 tonnes followed by India and Pakistan. On the other end of the scale was Uruguay with 1.00 tonnes, Romania with 2.00 tonnes and Poland with 2.00 tonnes.

Total cottonseed oil production reached 5,309,928 tonnes in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 3.42 % more than in the previous year and 19.2 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total cottonseed oil production reached an all time high of 5,432,885 tonnes in 2012 and an all time low of 2,196,761 tonnes in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 1.68 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 29.0 % of cottonseed oil production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 61.0 % share while the ten largest countries some 83.3 % in 2014.

Data for more countries are available at Cottonseed Oil Production indicator page.

Cottonseed Oil Production Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Argentina tonnes 4,099 5,822 19,943 23,360 17,041
Australia tonnes 28,096 61,643 66,947 118,119 162,460
Brazil tonnes 276,400 227,300 246,700 357,400 358,700
Burkina Faso tonnes 54,157 45,495 57,443 47,570 52,624
China tonnes 1,833,200 1,728,500 1,500,100 1,498,500 1,668,600
India tonnes 760,000 800,000 1,089,000 1,162,000 1,116,000
Mali tonnes 21,600 18,000 19,800 24,700 37,300
Mexico tonnes 40,600 23,500 28,100 35,700 45,300
Myanmar tonnes 18,736 24,704 39,409 52,889 39,855
Pakistan tonnes 400,200 417,200 425,800 420,000 463,500
South Korea tonnes 15,800 15,900 18,600 21,900 24,100
Turkey tonnes 186,567 173,356 217,435 260,605 234,203
Turkmenistan tonnes 64,200 73,100 79,200 88,700 82,600
USA tonnes 303,500 279,900 378,255 378,750 363,000
Uzbekistan tonnes 325,500 294,900 273,000 275,600 276,600