Which Country Produces the Most Molasses?

Molasses Production (kt), 2014
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 122 countries in 2014, Brazil ranked the highest in molasses production with 14,800 kt followed by India and Thailand. On the other end of the scale was Djibouti with 0.003 kt, Bosnia and Herzegovina with 0.060 kt and Iraq with 0.400 kt.

Total molasses production reached 61,143 kt in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 2.59 % less than in the previous year and 18.1 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total molasses production reached an all time high of 62,729 kt in 2013 and an all time low of 16,381 kt in 1962. The average annual growth amounted to 2.43 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, Brazil, accounted for 24.2 % of molasses production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 49.0 % share while the ten largest countries some 71.8 % in 2014.

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

Molasses Production Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Australia kt 913 848 881 705 727
Brazil kt 13,700 14,100 16,100 15,150 16,150
China kt 4,350 3,750 3,650 4,000 4,500
France kt 866 986 937 1,098 968
Germany kt 754 768 726 807 714
India kt 11,313 6,540 8,400 10,970 11,800
Indonesia kt 1,437 1,424 1,300 1,350 1,700
Mexico kt 1,904 1,513 1,519 1,717 1,733
Pakistan kt 2,664 1,536 1,558 2,035 2,224
Philippines kt 1,057 984 950 1,063 964
Russia kt 1,026 845 915 1,666 1,480
South Africa kt 878 851 730 766 787
Thailand kt 3,252 2,790 2,980 4,240 4,389
USA kt 1,949 2,128 2,205 2,075 2,359
Ukraine kt 471 365 652 860 810