Which Country Produces the Most Sorghum?

Sorghum Production (kt), 2018
Agriculture | March 17, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 106 countries in 2018, USA ranked the highest in sorghum production with 9,271 kt followed by Nigeria and Sudan. On the other end of the scale was Turkey with 0.003 kt, Greece with 0.007 kt and Fiji with 0.025 kt.

Total sorghum production reached 59,342 kt in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 2.72 % more than in the previous year and -11.8 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, total sorghum production reached an all time high of 77,567 kt in 1985 and an all time low of 40,932 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 0.654 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 15.6 % of sorghum production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 35.5 % share while the ten largest countries some 73.9 % in 2018.

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

Sorghum Production Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Argentina kt 4,252 3,636 3,466 3,098 3,029
Australia kt 2,239 2,230 1,282 2,209 1,791
Bolivia kt 353 821 656 858 803
Brazil kt 2,017 2,126 2,279 2,136 1,154
Burkina Faso kt 1,924 1,880 1,708 1,436 1,664
Cameroon kt 1,200 1,260 1,150 1,221 1,339
China kt 2,556 2,892 2,885 2,752 1,951
Ethiopia kt 3,604 3,829 4,339 4,766 4,752
India kt 5,980 5,280 5,540 5,450 4,240
Mali kt 1,322 1,468 1,272 1,527 1,394
Mexico kt 6,970 6,308 8,394 5,195 5,006
Niger kt 1,376 1,320 1,426 1,918 1,808
Nigeria kt 5,837 5,300 6,883 7,005 7,556
Sudan kt 2,249 4,524 6,281 2,744 6,466
USA kt 6,293 9,966 10,988 15,158 12,199