Which Country Produces the Most Green Chilli and Peppers?

Production of Chilli and Pepper (Green) (kt), 2018
Agriculture | March 9, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 113 countries in 2018, China ranked the highest in production of green chilli and pepper with 18,185 kt followed by Mexico and Turkey. On the other end of the scale was Djibouti with 0.012 kt, Maldives with 0.063 kt and Bahrain with 0.104 kt.

Total production of green chilli and pepper reached 36,771 kt in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 2.13 % more than in the previous year and 23.5 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total production of green chilli and pepper reached an all time high of 36,771 kt in 2018 and an all time low of 5,072 kt in 1964. The average annual growth amounted to 3.26 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 49.5 % of production of green chilli and pepper in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 65.6 % share while the ten largest countries some 84.8 % in 2018.

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

Production of Chilli and Pepper (Green) Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Algeria kt 427 482 533 557 599
China kt 15,600 15,800 16,108 16,991 17,385
Egypt kt 650 565 601 614 614
Indonesia kt 1,743 1,733 1,882 1,915 1,962
Italy kt 292 307 285 283 271
Mexico kt 2,380 2,294 2,383 2,390 2,737
Morocco kt 181 180 165 177 174
Netherlands kt 345 325 340 360 365
Nigeria kt 736 738 741 746 744
Romania kt 207 228 229 226 202
South Korea kt 302 299 271 273 255
Spain kt 970 1,000 1,130 1,103 1,176
Tunisia kt 315 384 380 511 454
Turkey kt 2,042 2,159 2,128 2,192 2,458
USA kt 907 846 914 870 856