Which Country Produces the Most Groundnuts?

Groundnut Production (kt), 2014 or latest
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 107 countries in 2014, China ranked the highest in groundnut production with 16,423 kt followed by India and Nigeria. On the other end of the scale was Hungary with 0.013 kt, Georgia with 0.025 kt and Portugal with 0.032 kt.

Total groundnut production reached 40,524 kt in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 11.6 % less than in the previous year and 10.1 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total groundnut production reached an all time high of 45,225 kt in 2013 and an all time low of 14,134 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 2.01 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 40.5 % of groundnut production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 62.4 % share while the ten largest countries some 82.4 % in 2014.

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

Groundnut Production Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Argentina kt 438 424 428 491 480
Cameroon kt 339 352 375 395 444
Chad kt 282 260 280 290 260
China kt 10,000 10,296 10,951 11,232 11,760
Dem. Republic of the Congo kt 370 371 388 394 371
Ghana kt 329 368 372 326 333
India kt 5,018 3,800 5,785 4,875 3,286
Indonesia kt 948 955 957 805 876
Mozambique kt 72.0 68.0 110 67.0 79.0
Nigeria kt 2,011 2,084 2,659 2,074 2,150
Senegal kt 512 723 901 369 485
Sudan kt 716 942 763 1,185 722
Tanzania kt 239 244 326 456 567
USA kt 1,639 1,172 1,320 1,162 2,144
Vietnam kt 371 358 341 328 329