Which Country Produces the Most Spinach?

Spinach Production (kt), 2018
Agriculture | March 17, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 60 countries in 2018, China ranked the highest in spinach production with 23,793 kt followed by USA and Japan. On the other end of the scale was Costa Rica with 0.067 kt, Ukraine with 0.100 kt and Lithuania with 0.123 kt.

Total spinach production reached 26,256 kt in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 1.91 % more than in the previous year and 28.1 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total spinach production reached an all time high of 26,763 kt in 2016 and an all time low of 2,251 kt in 1964. The average annual growth amounted to 3.90 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 90.6 % of spinach production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 92.9 % share while the ten largest countries some 96.8 % in 2018.

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

Spinach Production Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Belgium kt ... ... 78.8 101 107 116 80.9
China kt 20,079 21,068 22,107 23,544 24,463
France kt 99.1 119 118 107 115
Greece kt 44.6 45.6 44.5 45.4 63.2
Indonesia kt 155 141 134 150 160
Iran kt 48.9 148 67.5 107 117
Italy kt 69.8 90.1 96.7 92.4 91.9
Japan kt 264 250 257 251 247
Kenya kt 46.8 74.8 96.5 72.1 75.6
Netherlands kt 29.0 29.0 35.0 46.9 44.8
Pakistan kt 108 100 103 104 107
South Korea kt 96.2 91.1 84.2 89.5 72.9
Spain kt 61.8 56.7 60.8 67.0 87.0
Turkey kt 222 220 208 208 211
USA kt 311 335 350 344 389