Which Country Produces the Most Sesame Seeds?

Sesame Seed Production (tonnes), 2016 or latest
Agriculture | October 18, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 73 countries in 2016, Tanzania ranked the highest in sesame seed production with 940,221 tonnes followed by Myanmar and India. On the other end of the scale was Cyprus with 1.00 tonnes, Jordan with 5.00 tonnes and Japan with 11.0 tonnes.

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

Sesame Seed Production Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Burkina Faso tonnes 90,649 84,759 100,488 137,347 321,837
Cameroon tonnes 12,544 44,563 50,803 49,130 56,612
Chad tonnes 126,039 72,609 124,625 125,881 204,848
China tonnes 587,000 605,000 639,369 623,492 629,900
Ethiopia tonnes 327,741 244,783 181,376 220,216 288,770
India tonnes 893,000 810,000 685,000 715,000 828,000
Mexico tonnes 37,289 40,571 41,953 41,522 64,911
Mozambique tonnes 63,116 104,652 117,000 39,400 54,010
Myanmar tonnes 787,400 832,100 794,600 817,100 801,600
Niger tonnes 85,694 88,517 54,023 55,607 55,186
Nigeria tonnes 149,410 229,167 994,800 584,980 434,990
South Sudan tonnes ... ... ... 200,000 225,000 175,000
Sudan tonnes 248,000 363,000 187,000 562,000 721,000
Tanzania tonnes 144,420 357,162 456,000 1,050,000 1,113,982
Uganda tonnes 119,000 141,926 124,000 124,208 144,982