Which Country Produces the Most Soyabean Oil?

Soybean Oil Production (kt), 2014
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 96 countries in 2014, China ranked the highest in soybean oil production with 11,700 kt followed by USA and Brazil. On the other end of the scale was Lebanon with 0.003 kt, Luxembourg with 0.010 kt and Libya with 0.020 kt.

Total soybean oil production reached 41,962 kt in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 1.66 % less than in the previous year and 26.9 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total soybean oil production reached an all time high of 42,659 kt in 2013 and an all time low of 3,037 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 5.08 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 27.9 % of soybean oil production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 68.8 % share while the ten largest countries some 96.2 % in 2014.

Data for more countries are available at Soybean Oil Production indicator page.

Soybean Oil Production Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Argentina kt 6,024 5,772 7,000 7,114 6,353
Bolivia kt 167 176 292 330 395
Brazil kt 6,266 5,896 6,928 7,341 7,010
China kt 6,711 7,506 8,739 9,647 10,342
Germany kt 643 575 579 562 603
India kt 1,585 1,594 2,038 1,954 2,262
Indonesia kt 286 337 394 438 411
Japan kt 542 477 468 402 376
Mexico kt 342 321 357 321 330
Netherlands kt 572 470 462 435 408
Paraguay kt 267 301 336 374 181
Russia kt 155 232 264 288 327
Spain kt 550 510 563 562 583
Taiwan kt 377 413 435 430 418
USA kt 8,503 8,886 8,556 8,954 8,990