Which Country Produces the Most Ginger?

Ginger Production (tonnes), 2018
Agriculture | March 17, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 33 countries in 2018, India ranked the highest in ginger production with 893,242 tonnes followed by China and Nigeria. On the other end of the scale was Trinidad and Tobago with 8.00 tonnes, Kenya with 15.0 tonnes and Pakistan with 20.0 tonnes.

Total ginger production reached 2,785,574 tonnes in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 5.47 % less than in the previous year and 41.7 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total ginger production reached an all time high of 3,185,460 tonnes in 2016 and an all time low of 60,360 tonnes in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 6.95 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, India, accounted for 32.1 % of ginger production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 63.6 % share while the ten largest countries some 95.2 % in 2018.

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

Ginger Production Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Bangladesh tonnes 72,084 69,000 77,000 83,004 77,290
Cameroon tonnes 44,990 48,960 51,039 55,428 79,273
China tonnes 460,000 390,000 459,399 482,729 550,000
Ethiopia tonnes 10,000 10,000 10,059 10,489 10,564
Fiji tonnes 3,331 5,908 5,553 6,109 6,548
India tonnes 756,000 683,000 655,000 760,000 1,109,000
Indonesia tonnes 114,538 155,286 226,115 313,064 340,341
Japan tonnes 54,600 52,923 51,036 49,400 50,800
Malaysia tonnes 8,727 8,831 10,775 12,924 13,362
Mali tonnes 43,463 28,711 33,566 34,470 38,589
Nepal tonnes 255,208 235,033 276,150 242,547 271,863
Nigeria tonnes 380,000 496,920 168,128 290,215 351,585
Philippines tonnes 27,677 28,216 27,197 26,623 26,787
Sri Lanka tonnes 14,910 14,075 15,481 18,166 23,184
Thailand tonnes 156,068 161,157 161,404 162,404 163,880