Which Country Produces the Most Groundnut Oil?

Groundnut Oil Production (tonnes)
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 88 countries in 2014, China ranked the highest in groundnut oil production with 2,028,450 tonnes followed by India and Nigeria. On the other end of the scale was Turkey with 9.60 tonnes, Albania with 16.0 tonnes and Paraguay with 174 tonnes.

Total groundnut oil production reached 5,353,602 tonnes in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 3.29 % more than in the previous year and 1.17 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total groundnut oil production reached an all time high of 5,732,424 tonnes in 2003 and an all time low of 2,511,630 tonnes in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 1.44 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 37.9 % of groundnut oil production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 73.2 % share while the ten largest countries some 88.9 % in 2014.

Groundnut Oil Production Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Argentina tonnes 61,860 81,027 52,945 37,661 59,256
Cameroon tonnes 36,500 42,900 47,100 49,300 53,700
Central African Republic tonnes 37,504 39,375 33,632 38,712 35,851
Chad tonnes 32,000 32,000 34,500 36,000 33,200
China tonnes 1,797,300 1,903,900 2,034,300 2,014,500 2,029,400
Ghana tonnes 63,371 71,528 72,168 62,858 63,534
Guinea tonnes 68,948 68,978 79,361 83,841 81,924
India tonnes 1,648,000 1,249,000 1,901,000 1,595,000 1,602,000
Myanmar tonnes 195,300 221,500 236,700 243,600 234,000
Netherlands tonnes 64,940 58,993 51,548 41,430 47,126
Niger tonnes 18,500 30,800 29,200 44,200 39,200
Nigeria tonnes 630,000 276,100 286,000 288,200 300,200
Senegal tonnes 85,100 147,800 163,500 219,500 112,000
Sudan tonnes ... ... ... ... ... 154,200 ...
USA tonnes 72,200 65,200 73,000 92,000 90,600