Based on a comparison of 63 countries in 2018, India ranked the highest in production of dry chilli and pepper with 1,808,011 tonnes followed by China and Ethiopia. On the other end of the scale was Papua New Guinea with 4.00 tonnes, Maldives with 10.0 tonnes and Central African Republic with 116 tonnes.
Total production of dry chilli and pepper reached 4,164,594 tonnes in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 6.55 % less than in the previous year and 26.3 % more than 10 years ago.
Historically, total production of dry chilli and pepper reached an all time high of 4,437,524 tonnes in 2017 and an all time low of 991,649 tonnes in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 2.55 % since 1961.
The top ranked country, India, accounted for 43.4 % of production of dry chilli and pepper in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 58.2 % share while the ten largest countries some 82.2 % in 2018.
Data for more countries are available at Production of Chilli and Pepper (Dry) indicator page.
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