Which Country Produces the Most Fibre Crop?

Fibre Crop Primary Production (kt), 2014
Agriculture | October 18, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 116 countries in 2014, India ranked the highest in fibre crop primary production with 8,259 kt followed by China and USA. On the other end of the scale was Japan with 0.001 kt, Lithuania with 0.004 kt and South Korea with 0.024 kt.

Total fibre crop primary production reached 31,451 kt in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 6.17 % more than in the previous year and 5.71 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total fibre crop primary production reached an all time high of 31,504 kt in 2012 and an all time low of 15,075 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 1.40 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, India, accounted for 26.3 % of fibre crop primary production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 58.1 % share while the ten largest countries some 86.0 % in 2014.

Data for more countries are available at Fibre Crop Primary Production indicator page.

Fibre Crop Primary Production Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Argentina kt 170 139 252 344 238
Australia kt 133 329 387 926 1,225
Bangladesh kt 864 942 941 1,538 1,472
Brazil kt 1,674 1,351 1,335 2,075 1,839
Burkina Faso kt 266 183 190 150 206
China kt 8,130 6,780 6,300 6,892 7,101
France kt 544 412 373 275 472
Greece kt 240 215 184 280 251
India kt 5,699 6,236 7,589 8,060 7,842
Mali kt 68.7 73.3 82.5 122 145
Mexico kt 172 135 202 300 271
Pakistan kt 1,924 2,112 1,870 2,313 2,215
Turkey kt 673 638 796 955 858
USA kt 2,790 2,654 3,942 3,413 3,770
Uzbekistan kt 1,246 1,144 1,152 1,150 1,146