Which Country Produces the Most Dry Chilli and Peppers?

Production of Chilli and Pepper (Dry) (tonnes), 2014
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 62 countries in 2014, India ranked the highest in production of dry chilli and pepper with 1,492,000 tonnes followed by Thailand and China. On the other end of the scale was Papua New Guinea with 2.00 tonnes, Maldives with 10.0 tonnes and Central African Republic with 110 tonnes.

Total production of dry chilli and pepper reached 3,371,548 tonnes in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 2.58 % less than in the previous year and 16.3 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total production of dry chilli and pepper reached an all time high of 3,458,634 tonnes in 2013 and an all time low of 991,649 tonnes in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 2.34 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, India, accounted for 44.3 % of production of dry chilli and pepper in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 62.9 % share while the ten largest countries some 90.2 % in 2014.

Data for more countries are available at Production of Chilli and Pepper (Dry) indicator page.

Production of Chilli and Pepper (Dry) Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Bangladesh tonnes 117,765 109,337 109,350 176,134 126,000
Benin tonnes 44,930 25,867 38,432 38,542 46,865
China tonnes 252,000 260,000 265,000 277,034 290,000
Egypt tonnes 45,600 49,423 51,856 53,857 65,000
Ethiopia tonnes 111,193 109,007 99,710 95,000 100,000
Ghana tonnes 82,816 86,540 90,000 88,000 100,000
India tonnes 1,269,850 1,202,940 1,223,400 1,276,301 1,304,000
Ivory Coast tonnes 80,000 85,000 95,000 115,943 118,286
Mexico tonnes 59,002 59,192 59,418 59,636 60,000
Myanmar tonnes 113,600 123,900 133,000 124,419 117,500
Nigeria tonnes 50,000 54,000 57,000 59,000 62,000
Pakistan tonnes 187,700 186,700 171,700 140,414 147,162
Peru tonnes 150,000 168,387 135,791 171,929 182,776
Thailand tonnes 162,637 165,458 158,883 186,296 214,335
Vietnam tonnes 83,858 85,549 87,326 89,167 91,000