Which Country Produces the Most Garlic?

Garlic Production (kt), 2018
Agriculture | March 9, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 96 countries in 2018, China ranked the highest in garlic production with 22,274 kt followed by India and Bangladesh. On the other end of the scale was Switzerland with 0.037 kt, Finland with 0.060 kt and Mauritius with 0.071 kt.

Total garlic production reached 28,506 kt in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 2.98 % more than in the previous year and 20.1 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total garlic production reached an all time high of 28,506 kt in 2018 and an all time low of 2,855 kt in 1970. The average annual growth amounted to 3.37 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 78.1 % of garlic production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 85.8 % share while the ten largest countries some 92.2 % in 2018.

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

Garlic Production Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Algeria kt 77.6 93.1 92.2 110 104
Argentina kt 144 145 146 149 147
Bangladesh kt 234 224 312 346 382
China kt 18,430 19,169 19,988 21,456 21,244
Egypt kt 309 234 263 291 273
Ethiopia kt 223 159 93.5 119 139
India kt 1,228 1,259 1,252 1,425 1,617
Myanmar kt 209 212 209 209 213
Russia kt 239 233 256 255 203
South Korea kt 339 412 354 266 276
Spain kt 154 174 177 178 210
Turkey kt 105 115 116 119 135
USA kt 196 175 175 185 205
Ukraine kt 171 186 191 176 188
Uzbekistan kt 140 204 154 166 201