Which Country Produces the Most Cottonseed?

Cottonseed Production (kt), 2014 or latest
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 88 countries in 2014, China ranked the highest in cottonseed production with 12,320 kt followed by India and USA. On the other end of the scale was Romania with 0.002 kt, Macedonia with 0.003 kt and Uruguay with 0.004 kt.

Total cottonseed production reached 51,086 kt in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 7.85 % more than in the previous year and 13.1 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total cottonseed production reached an all time high of 51,425 kt in 2012 and an all time low of 17,440 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 2.05 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 24.1 % of cottonseed production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 57.3 % share while the ten largest countries some 82.0 % in 2014.

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

Cottonseed Production Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Argentina kt 272 214 414 568 390
Australia kt 188 466 550 1,269 1,732
Brazil kt 2,509 1,825 1,858 3,195 3,131
Burkina Faso kt 315 265 328 274 376
China kt 14,984 12,754 11,940 13,178 13,680
Greece kt 502 449 390 490 425
India kt 7,692 8,294 11,544 12,466 11,817
Mali kt 124 144 159 299 333
Mexico kt 202 151 239 410 355
Myanmar kt 130 170 264 352 267
Pakistan kt 3,760 4,138 3,665 4,293 4,149
Turkey kt 1,077 1,021 1,273 1,527 1,373
Turkmenistan kt 661 440 451 389 396
USA kt 3,901 3,764 5,532 4,872 5,140
Uzbekistan kt 2,452 1,800 1,900 1,970 1,903