Which Country Produces the Most Lentils?

Lentils Production (tonnes), 2016 or latest
Agriculture | October 18, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 51 countries in 2016, Canada ranked the highest in lentils production with 3,233,800 tonnes followed by India and Turkey. On the other end of the scale was Cyprus with 9.00 tonnes, Israel with 25.0 tonnes and Armenia with 30.0 tonnes.

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

Lentils Production Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Australia tonnes 140,000 379,659 264,017 164,220 238,120
Bangladesh tonnes 71,100 80,442 80,125 93,000 157,000
Canada tonnes 2,004,800 1,573,500 1,537,900 2,261,700 1,987,000
China tonnes 125,000 150,000 145,000 130,000 125,000
Ethiopia tonnes 80,952 128,009 151,500 159,121 137,354
France tonnes 19,545 23,344 25,195 22,793 22,033
India tonnes 1,031,600 943,800 1,058,700 1,134,000 1,020,000
Iran tonnes 58,000 50,000 70,000 80,000 71,507
Kazakhstan tonnes 2,000 7,000 4,666 6,000 7,818
Nepal tonnes 151,757 206,869 208,201 226,931 226,830
Russia tonnes 5,374 33,446 28,372 16,625 20,204
Spain tonnes 22,715 20,426 15,046 16,986 17,969
Syria tonnes 77,328 112,470 127,810 124,764 70,907
Turkey tonnes 447,400 405,952 438,000 417,000 345,000
USA tonnes 392,675 214,640 240,490 227,660 156,310