Which Country Produces the Most Groundnuts?

Groundnut Production (kt), 2017
Agriculture | March 9, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 81 countries in 2017, China ranked the highest in groundnut production with 17,092 kt followed by India and USA. On the other end of the scale was Mauritania with 1.00 kt, Spain with 1.00 kt and Bulgaria with 1.00 kt.

Total groundnut production reached 46,262 kt in 2017 in the World according to Faostat. This is 3.8 % more than in the previous year and 19.7 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total groundnut production reached an all time high of 46,262 kt in 2017 and an all time low of 14,134 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 2.14 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 36.9 % of groundnut production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 63.8 % share while the ten largest countries some 83.3 % in 2017.

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

Groundnut Production Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Argentina kt 491 480 718 1,166 1,011
Brazil kt 218 234 254 403 500
Cameroon kt 395 444 445 579 609
Chad kt 290 260 290 791 720
China kt 11,232 11,760 11,881 16,482 15,961
Guinea kt 247 251 254 422 490
India kt 4,875 3,286 6,630 7,402 6,733
Indonesia kt 805 876 938 639 605
Myanmar kt 980 960 962 1,502 1,518
Niger kt 277 204 232 403 427
Nigeria kt 2,074 2,150 2,100 3,399 3,467
Senegal kt 369 485 474 669 1,050
Sudan kt 1,185 722 1,237 1,871 1,042
Tanzania kt 456 567 549 1,635 1,836
USA kt 1,162 2,144 1,325 2,354 2,817