Which Country Produces the Most Silkworm Cocoons?

Silkworm Cocoons, Reelable Production (tonnes)
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 27 countries in 2014, China ranked the highest in silkworm cocoons, reelable production with 388,637 tonnes followed by India and Uzbekistan. On the other end of the scale was France with 1.00 tonnes, Azerbaijan with 1.00 tonnes and Taiwan with 2.00 tonnes.

Total silkworm cocoons, reelable production reached 557,606 tonnes in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 2.92 % less than in the previous year and 21.6 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total silkworm cocoons, reelable production reached an all time high of 573,891 tonnes in 2013 and an all time low of 210,890 tonnes in 1962. The average annual growth amounted to 1.83 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 69.7 % of silkworm cocoons, reelable production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 101 % share while the ten largest countries some 106 % in 2014.

Silkworm Cocoons, Reelable Production Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Afghanistan tonnes 654 703 690 700 700
Brazil tonnes 6,162 4,954 3,651 3,219 2,731
Cambodia tonnes 330 330 257 175 167
China tonnes 370,000 375,000 370,000 360,000 370,000
Dem. People's Republic of Korea tonnes 1,251 1,134 1,016 900 900
Egypt tonnes 117 115 114 110 112
India tonnes 142,196 145,358 148,151 151,000 151,000
Iran tonnes 8,924 9,352 9,780 10,208 10,637
Japan tonnes 382 327 265 220 202
Kyrgyzstan tonnes 135 132 129 100 100
Romania tonnes 1,116 1,121 1,126 1,131 1,137
Spain tonnes 83.0 84.0 84.0 85.0 86.0
Thailand tonnes 4,740 4,673 4,624 4,600 4,600
Uzbekistan tonnes 23,500 24,000 23,942 24,667 25,012
Vietnam tonnes 2,752 2,655 2,570 2,500 2,500