Which Country Produces the Most Rice?

Rice Production (kt), 2016 or latest
Agriculture | October 18, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 113 countries in 2016, China ranked the highest in rice production with 209,503 kt followed by India and Indonesia. On the other end of the scale was Jamaica with 0.014 kt, Swaziland with 0.115 kt and Algeria with 0.236 kt.

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

Rice Production Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Bangladesh kt 50,061 50,627 50,497 51,534 52,326
Brazil kt 11,236 13,477 11,550 11,783 12,176
Cambodia kt 8,245 8,779 9,291 9,390 9,324
China kt 195,761 201,001 204,236 203,612 206,507
Egypt kt 4,330 5,675 5,911 5,724 5,467
India kt 143,963 157,900 157,800 159,200 157,200
Indonesia kt 66,469 65,757 69,056 71,280 70,846
Japan kt 10,604 10,500 10,654 10,758 10,549
Myanmar kt 32,065 28,552 26,217 26,372 26,423
Nigeria kt 4,473 4,613 5,433 4,823 6,003
Pakistan kt 7,235 9,241 8,304 10,467 10,504
Philippines kt 15,772 16,684 18,033 18,439 18,968
Thailand kt 35,703 38,103 38,100 36,762 32,620
USA kt 11,027 8,389 9,069 8,616 10,080
Vietnam kt 40,006 42,398 43,738 44,039 44,974