Which Country Produces the Most Raw Sugar?

Raw Sugar Centrifugal Production (kt), 2014
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 117 countries in 2014, Brazil ranked the highest in raw sugar centrifugal production with 38,901 kt followed by India and China. On the other end of the scale was Djibouti with 0.005 kt, Macedonia with 1.00 kt and Iraq with 1.09 kt.

Total raw sugar centrifugal production reached 174,962 kt in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 2.26 % less than in the previous year and 16.6 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total raw sugar centrifugal production reached an all time high of 179,087 kt in 2012 and an all time low of 50,603 kt in 1962. The average annual growth amounted to 2.27 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, Brazil, accounted for 22.2 % of raw sugar centrifugal production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 45.7 % share while the ten largest countries some 69.7 % in 2014.

Data for more countries are available at Raw Sugar Centrifugal Production indicator page.

Raw Sugar Centrifugal Production Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Australia kt 4,763 4,634 4,519 3,610 3,683
Brazil kt 420 448 462 476 469
China kt 420 424 432 436 440
France kt 3,837 4,365 4,149 4,863 4,288
Germany kt 3,638 4,207 3,640 4,772 4,596
Guatemala kt 2,145 2,382 2,495 2,346 2,464
India kt 4,735 7,635 7,004 4,835 6,066
Mexico kt 36.5 36.5 32.1 31.4 32.1
Pakistan kt 132 748 620 169 240
Philippines kt 115 103 79.9 121 113
Russia kt 3,481 3,289 2,782 4,753 5,203
Thailand kt 7,817 7,187 6,929 9,663 10,235
Turkey kt 2,339 2,753 2,473 2,391 2,279
USA kt 8,012 7,650 8,153 7,722 8,147
Ukraine kt 1,571 1,271 1,546 2,327 2,330