Which Country Produces the Most Linseed?

Linseed Production (tonnes), 2018
Agriculture | March 9, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 52 countries in 2018, Kazakhstan ranked the highest in linseed production with 933,533 tonnes followed by Canada and Russia. On the other end of the scale was Spain with 5.00 tonnes, Iran with 9.00 tonnes and Estonia with 54.0 tonnes.

Total linseed production reached 3,182,754 tonnes in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 2.26 % more than in the previous year and 37.5 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total linseed production reached an all time high of 4,235,815 tonnes in 1970 and an all time low of 1,658,238 tonnes in 2007. The average annual growth amounted to 0.095 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, Kazakhstan, accounted for 29.3 % of linseed production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 68.5 % share while the ten largest countries some 96.0 % in 2018.

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

Linseed Production Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Argentina tonnes 17,070 20,430 17,255 20,085 16,610
Belarus tonnes 8,664 7,005 7,229 6,876 6,499
Belgium tonnes ... ... 8,082 7,400 7,000 8,000 9,000
Canada tonnes 488,900 730,700 872,500 942,000 579,000
China tonnes 390,505 398,809 387,000 399,620 366,747
Ethiopia tonnes 122,064 87,946 83,131 97,611 87,912
France tonnes 23,742 16,147 16,561 42,594 43,155
India tonnes 152,000 147,000 141,730 155,000 125,000
Kazakhstan tonnes 157,878 295,021 419,957 491,389 561,771
Nepal tonnes 1,538 7,672 9,136 10,402 7,672
Poland tonnes 1,602 2,049 4,124 6,097 8,287
Russia tonnes 341,565 299,768 365,088 523,534 673,338
USA tonnes 147,280 85,250 161,750 256,420 235,580
Ukraine tonnes 41,400 31,920 46,630 76,380 92,160
United Kingdom tonnes 41,730 62,131 39,253 29,000 48,000