Which Country Produces the Most Linseed Oil?

Linseed Oil Production (tonnes), 2014
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 59 countries in 2014, China ranked the highest in linseed oil production with 195,700 tonnes followed by Belgium and USA. On the other end of the scale was Jamaica with 6.00 tonnes, Mauritius with 9.00 tonnes and Latvia with 10.0 tonnes.

Total linseed oil production reached 567,671 tonnes in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.503 % more than in the previous year and -3.01 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, total linseed oil production reached an all time high of 1,056,018 tonnes in 1971 and an all time low of 507,140 tonnes in 2009. The average annual growth amounted to -0.760 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 34.5 % of linseed oil production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 73.6 % share while the ten largest countries some 111 % in 2014.

Data for more countries are available at Linseed Oil Production indicator page.

Linseed Oil Production Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Belgium tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... 82,000 82,000 99,000 111,000 109,000
Brazil tonnes 5,200 5,100 6,600 5,500 4,400
Canada tonnes 21,700 16,400 12,200 12,300 10,200
China tonnes 99,100 134,000 144,800 127,400 147,000
Egypt tonnes 7,600 6,400 4,700 4,500 4,100
Ethiopia tonnes 59,500 53,700 39,600 27,800 41,600
Germany tonnes 53,300 36,900 35,300 41,100 49,700
Greece tonnes 120 80.0 85.0 59.0 120
India tonnes 49,000 51,000 46,000 44,000 46,000
Italy tonnes 4,800 5,100 6,100 6,500 8,500
Poland tonnes 2,852 3,551 4,107 4,097 5,060
Turkey tonnes 264 272 1,644 12,315 34,100
USA tonnes 72,000 106,000 103,000 93,000 98,000
Ukraine tonnes 1,962 1,910 858 3,203 2,950
United Kingdom tonnes 3,200 2,900 3,200 6,200 5,300