Which Country Produces the Most Cottonseed?

Cottonseed Production (kt), 2018
Agriculture | March 9, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 83 countries in 2018, China ranked the highest in cottonseed production with 10,100 kt followed by India and USA. On the other end of the scale was Philippines with 0.027 kt, Algeria with 0.052 kt and El Salvador with 0.080 kt.

Total cottonseed production reached 41,163 kt in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 5.12 % less than in the previous year and -2.27 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, total cottonseed production reached an all time high of 48,990 kt in 2012 and an all time low of 17,440 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 1.52 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 24.5 % of cottonseed production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 60.5 % share while the ten largest countries some 88.5 % in 2018.

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

Cottonseed Production Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Argentina kt 390 299 520 437 340
Australia kt 1,732 1,439 1,252 746 890
Benin kt 149 191 237 167 280
Brazil kt 3,131 2,153 2,669 2,525 2,182
Burkina Faso kt 376 430 450 476 565
China kt 13,680 12,620 12,320 11,220 10,686
Greece kt 425 507 470 409 370
India kt 11,817 12,293 12,017 10,363 11,250
Mali kt 333 450 440 240 290
Mexico kt 368 323 474 323 262
Pakistan kt 4,149 4,071 4,443 3,185 3,422
Turkey kt 1,373 1,287 1,391 1,214 1,260
Turkmenistan kt 396 396 410 420 330
USA kt 5,140 3,813 4,649 3,668 4,871
Uzbekistan kt 1,903 1,849 1,870 1,850 1,800