Which Country Produces the Most Flax Fibre and Tow?

Flax Fibre and Tow Production (tonnes), 2016 or latest
Agriculture | October 18, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 24 countries in 2016, France ranked the highest in flax fibre and tow production with 587,047 tonnes followed by Belgium and Belarus. On the other end of the scale was Turkey with 3.00 tonnes, Lithuania with 6.00 tonnes and Austria with 6.00 tonnes.

Data for more countries are available at Flax Fibre and Tow Production indicator page.

Flax Fibre and Tow Production Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Argentina tonnes 2,371 2,477 2,600 2,700 2,548
Belarus tonnes 45,782 46,037 51,615 44,925 48,195
Belgium tonnes 64,044 44,554 64,402 67,300 72,800
Chile tonnes 2,701 2,797 2,800 3,000 2,930
China tonnes 44,562 39,380 38,113 24,056 23,452
Egypt tonnes 9,000 9,036 8,400 8,500 7,896
France tonnes 372,100 273,483 470,544 460,858 519,798
Italy tonnes 370 249 309 302 332
Latvia tonnes 42.0 300 1,300 500 150
Netherlands tonnes 10,519 7,954 13,290 11,237 10,310
Russia tonnes 35,220 43,450 46,054 39,039 37,178
Slovakia tonnes 112 98.0 93.0 88.0 87.0
Taiwan tonnes 380 268 270 300 269 ... ...
Ukraine tonnes 400 800 1,800 1,060 870
United Kingdom tonnes 16,273 15,391 13,825 14,000 15,074