Which Country Produces the Most Maize?

Maize Production (kt), 2016 or latest
Agriculture | October 18, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 155 countries in 2016, USA ranked the highest in maize production with 384,778 kt followed by China and Brazil. On the other end of the scale was Djibouti with 0.014 kt, Suriname with 0.089 kt and Maldives with 0.146 kt.

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

Maize Production Unit 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Argentina kt 22,663 23,800 21,197 32,119 33,087
Brazil kt 55,364 55,660 71,073 80,273 79,882
Canada kt 11,715 10,689 13,060 14,194 11,487
China kt 177,425 192,781 205,614 218,489 215,646
Egypt kt 7,041 6,876 8,094 7,957 8,060
Ethiopia kt 4,986 6,069 6,158 6,492 7,235
France kt 13,975 15,914 15,393 15,041 18,343
India kt 21,726 21,760 22,260 24,260 24,170
Indonesia kt 18,328 17,643 19,387 18,512 19,008
Mexico kt 23,302 17,635 22,069 22,664 23,273
Nigeria kt 7,677 8,878 8,695 8,423 10,059
Romania kt 9,042 11,718 5,953 11,305 11,989
Russia kt 3,084 6,962 8,213 11,635 11,332
USA kt 315,618 312,789 273,192 351,272 361,091
Ukraine kt 11,953 22,838 20,961 30,950 28,497