Which Country Produces the Most Lettuce?

Lettuce and Chicory Production (kt), 2018
Agriculture | March 9, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 92 countries in 2018, China ranked the highest in lettuce and chicory production with 15,542 kt followed by USA and India. On the other end of the scale was Djibouti with 0.002 kt, Brunei with 0.010 kt and Ethiopia with 0.105 kt.

Total lettuce and chicory production reached 27,260 kt in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 1.72 % less than in the previous year and 12.5 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total lettuce and chicory production reached an all time high of 27,730 kt in 2017 and an all time low of 6,061 kt in 1964. The average annual growth amounted to 2.52 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 57.0 % of lettuce and chicory production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 75.0 % share while the ten largest countries some 90.1 % in 2018.

Data for more countries are available at Lettuce and Chicory Production indicator page.

Lettuce and Chicory Production Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Australia kt 115 164 123 140 140
China kt 14,000 13,500 13,659 14,638 14,928
France kt 327 307 238 231 229
Germany kt 416 344 342 343 333
India kt 1,075 1,080 1,093 1,144 1,171
Iran kt 658 224 412 517 532
Italy kt 689 730 709 627 736
Japan kt 566 579 578 568 586
Mexico kt 335 381 407 438 440
Netherlands kt 92.5 90.0 89.0 120 118
Niger kt 64.6 76.8 90.2 163 174
Spain kt 877 904 903 927 930
Turkey kt 419 437 451 447 478
USA kt 4,176 3,829 3,791 3,795 4,682
United Kingdom kt 123 126 135 136 107