Based on a comparison of 57 countries in 2014, China ranked the highest in onion and shallot production with 841,791 tonnes followed by Japan and South Korea. On the other end of the scale was Italy with 32.0 tonnes, Cyprus with 85.0 tonnes and Costa Rica with 91.0 tonnes.
Total onion and shallot production reached 4,288,248 tonnes in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.157 % more than in the previous year and 5.55 % more than 10 years ago.
Historically, total onion and shallot production reached an all time high of 4,290,722 tonnes in 2011 and an all time low of 871,594 tonnes in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 3.05 % since 1961.
The top ranked country, China, accounted for 19.6 % of onion and shallot production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 43.1 % share while the ten largest countries some 73.8 % in 2014.