Which Country Produces the Most Palm Kernels?

Palm Kernel Production (kt), 2018
Agriculture | March 17, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 42 countries in 2018, Indonesia ranked the highest in palm kernel production with 10,330 kt followed by Malaysia and Thailand. On the other end of the scale was Suriname with 0.030 kt, Central African Republic with 0.430 kt and Gabon with 0.840 kt.

Total palm kernel production reached 18,111 kt in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 2.13 % more than in the previous year and 38.6 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total palm kernel production reached an all time high of 18,111 kt in 2018 and an all time low of 959 kt in 1967. The average annual growth amounted to 5.06 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, Indonesia, accounted for 57.0 % of palm kernel production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 87.1 % share while the ten largest countries some 94.8 % in 2018.

Data for more countries are available at Palm Kernel Production indicator page.

Palm Kernel Production Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Brazil kt 210 227 207 127 132
Cameroon kt 62.0 63.0 65.0 63.0 66.0
China kt 55.0 55.0 56.0 53.8 53.7
Colombia kt 216 226 241 270 238
Ecuador kt 110 108 122 132 137
Ghana kt 46.8 45.0 118 120 123
Guatemala kt 80.0 90.0 104 146 150
Honduras kt 98.0 105 109 133 159
Indonesia kt 6,920 7,530 8,110 7,770 8,850
Ivory Coast kt 93.0 94.0 96.0 100 105
Malaysia kt 4,706 4,859 4,889 4,916 4,190
Nigeria kt 220 228 235 240 250
Papua New Guinea kt 132 133 145 143 154
Peru kt 40.0 51.0 31.0 42.0 46.0
Thailand kt 405 447 414 419 587