Which Country Produces the Most Pulses?

Pulse Production (kt), 2018 or latest
Agriculture | March 17, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 101 countries in 2018, India ranked the highest in pulse production with 976 kt followed by Poland and United Kingdom. On the other end of the scale was Bahrain with 0.007 kt, Slovenia with 0.016 kt and Estonia with 0.065 kt.

Total pulse production reached 4,349 kt in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 6.51 % more than in the previous year and 26.5 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total pulse production reached an all time high of 4,616 kt in 2014 and an all time low of 2,483 kt in 1980. The average annual growth amounted to 0.540 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, India, accounted for 22.4 % of pulse production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 39.6 % share while the ten largest countries some 61.4 % in 2018.

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

Pulse Production Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Bangladesh kt 89.0 103 110 75.7 83.3
China kt 118 123 124 128 139
Ethiopia kt 48.8 52.5 56.9 81.5 116
India kt 960 1,092 1,155 988 920
Kenya kt 55.0 68.3 41.6 154 59.0
Kyrgyzstan kt 1.90 1.20 1.30 92.7 93.6
Mozambique kt 190 205 214 208 205
Poland kt 323 203 309 278 159
Sierra Leone kt 73.5 74.0 74.7 77.1 75.8
Spain kt 41.8 41.5 57.0 69.0 117
Sudan kt 84.0 85.0 90.0 92.2 93.3
Tanzania kt 115 117 118 115 110
Thailand kt 105 115 117 120 123
United Kingdom kt 242 280 294 280 270
Vietnam kt 130 134 136 106 109