Which Country Produces the Most Silkworm Cocoons?

Silkworm Cocoons, Reelable Production (tonnes), 2018
Agriculture | March 17, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 26 countries in 2018, China ranked the highest in silkworm cocoons, reelable production with 403,018 tonnes followed by India and Uzbekistan. On the other end of the scale was France with 1.00 tonnes, Syria with 4.00 tonnes and Greece with 12.0 tonnes.

Total silkworm cocoons, reelable production reached 609,332 tonnes in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 1.9 % more than in the previous year and 7.65 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total silkworm cocoons, reelable production reached an all time high of 609,332 tonnes in 2018 and an all time low of 210,890 tonnes in 1962. The average annual growth amounted to 1.86 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 66.1 % of silkworm cocoons, reelable production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 95.5 % share while the ten largest countries some 99.8 % in 2018.

Data for more countries are available at Silkworm Cocoons, Reelable Production indicator page.

Silkworm Cocoons, Reelable Production Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Afghanistan tonnes 637 624 621 649 662
Azerbaijan tonnes 3.00 1.00 1.00 ... 71.0
Brazil tonnes 2,731 2,709 2,682 3,006 2,855
Cambodia tonnes 167 146 163 159 156
China tonnes 370,000 380,000 388,749 397,754 395,204
Dem. People's Republic of Korea tonnes 900 900 911 904 905
Egypt tonnes 113 125 137 119 119
India tonnes 151,000 151,000 151,205 157,267 157,919
Iran tonnes 10,654 11,084 11,514 11,956 12,385
Japan tonnes 202 168 149 135 130
Kyrgyzstan tonnes 100 100 100 114 115
Romania tonnes 1,127 1,132 1,136 1,140 1,143
Thailand tonnes 4,600 4,600 4,600 4,551 4,409
Uzbekistan tonnes 25,012 26,455 25,000 24,582 26,356
Vietnam tonnes 2,500 2,500 2,497 2,534 2,549