Which Country Produces the Most Onions?

Onion (inc. Shallot) Production (tonnes), 2016 or latest
Agriculture | October 18, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 59 countries in 2016, China ranked the highest in onion and shallot production with 934,707 tonnes followed by Niger and Japan. On the other end of the scale was Philippines with 1.00 tonnes, Italy with 32.0 tonnes and Brunei with 95.0 tonnes.

Data for more countries are available at Onion (inc. Shallot) Production indicator page.

Onion (inc. Shallot) Production Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
China tonnes 785,000 813,000 820,000 830,000 841,558
Ecuador tonnes 96,475 96,250 95,277 96,181 97,085
Germany tonnes 59,963 75,730 103,648 87,183 89,245
Greece tonnes 387,747 387,835 387,925 385,240 311,619
Japan tonnes 541,300 549,500 544,100 541,400 545,300
Mali tonnes 278,626 293,768 298,436 331,711 148,174
Mexico tonnes 97,727 98,256 98,785 99,314 99,844
New Zealand tonnes 209,643 213,131 236,674 222,752 209,481
Niger tonnes 325,558 303,484 592,726 711,963 738,095
Nigeria tonnes 231,905 236,000 240,000 235,000 235,000
South Korea tonnes 417,229 482,143 356,734 430,580 462,695
Taiwan tonnes 111,205 105,826 97,482 100,000 101,654 ... ...
Thailand tonnes 180,696 195,228 220,491 128,930 131,000
Tunisia tonnes 220,200 210,000 213,000 261,000 267,000
Turkey tonnes 165,478 153,823 150,928 153,478 148,255