Which Country Produces the Most Poppy Seeds?

Poppy Seed Production (tonnes), 2016 or latest
Agriculture | October 18, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 15 countries in 2016, Czech Republic ranked the highest in poppy seed production with 28,574 tonnes followed by Turkey and Spain. On the other end of the scale was Macedonia with 90.0 tonnes, Netherlands with 460 tonnes and Bulgaria with 603 tonnes.

Data for more countries are available at Poppy Seed Production indicator page.

Poppy Seed Production Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Austria tonnes 1,740 1,614 1,098 1,078 1,293
Bulgaria tonnes 1,000 500 500 525 500
Croatia tonnes 4,421 2,256 1,509 3,198 4,280
Czech Republic tonnes 23,690 26,918 12,814 13,911 24,665
France tonnes 6,311 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000
Germany tonnes 2,874 3,000 3,200 3,200 3,000
Hungary tonnes 7,410 8,156 4,700 4,850 9,350
Macedonia tonnes 297 233 91.0 63.0 75.0
Netherlands tonnes 647 445 296 284 381
Palestine tonnes 2,214 2,561 2,600 2,650 2,581 ... ...
Romania tonnes 1,736 1,751 1,765 1,780 1,795
Serbia tonnes 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Slovakia tonnes 878 887 296 853 1,827
Spain tonnes 7,678 8,000 11,000 12,000 11,000
Turkey tonnes 36,910 45,077 3,844 19,244 16,223