Which Country Produces the Most Pulses?

Pulse Production (kt)
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 162 countries in 2014, Myanmar ranked the highest in pulse production with 5,264 kt followed by Canada and Brazil. On the other end of the scale was Bahrain with 0.010 kt, Luxembourg with 0.032 kt and Latvia with 0.050 kt.

Total pulse production reached 70,934 kt in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 2.92 % less than in the previous year and 15.7 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total pulse production reached an all time high of 73,007 kt in 2013 and an all time low of 40,013 kt in 1967. The average annual growth amounted to 1.05 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, Myanmar, accounted for 7.42 % of pulse production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 18.3 % share while the ten largest countries some 26.0 % in 2014.

Pulse Production Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Argentina kt 415 396 442 478 484
Belarus kt 300 357 262 292 398
Brazil kt 3,486 3,514 3,172 3,456 2,804
Canada kt 4,948 5,189 5,347 3,883 5,313
Dem. People's Republic of Korea kt 325 335 304 340 305
India kt 670 700 700 700 960
Malawi kt 387 442 444 543 564
Myanmar kt 4,522 4,816 5,022 5,311 5,218
Nicaragua kt 177 213 151 232 240
Poland kt 135 157 149 181 323
Russia kt 98.9 44.6 57.4 210 321
Rwanda kt 330 360 365 365 459
USA kt 1,893 2,293 2,595 1,487 2,358
Uganda kt 629 648 666 653 598
United Kingdom kt 450 508 420 300 242