Which Country Produces the Most Sugar Beets?

Sugar Beet Production (kt), 2014 or latest
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 53 countries in 2014, Russia ranked the highest in sugar beet production with 46,350 kt followed by France and USA. On the other end of the scale was Mexico with 0.735 kt, Lebanon with 2.14 kt and Ecuador with 4.20 kt.

Total sugar beet production reached 273,960 kt in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 8.68 % more than in the previous year and 8.17 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total sugar beet production reached an all time high of 314,403 kt in 1989 and an all time low of 149,173 kt in 1962. The average annual growth amounted to 1.01 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, Russia, accounted for 16.9 % of sugar beet production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 40.6 % share while the ten largest countries some 77.9 % in 2014.

Data for more countries are available at Sugar Beet Production indicator page.

Sugar Beet Production Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Belarus kt 4,030 3,973 3,773 4,487 4,772
Belgium kt ... ... ... ... ... ... 4,714 5,186 4,465 5,409 5,438
China kt 10,044 7,179 9,296 10,731 11,469
Czech Republic kt 2,885 3,038 3,065 3,899 3,869
Egypt kt 5,133 5,334 7,840 7,486 9,126
France kt 30,321 35,126 31,875 38,106 33,688
Germany kt 23,003 25,919 23,432 29,578 27,687
Iran kt 1,829 2,016 4,096 4,703 4,070
Netherlands kt 5,219 5,735 5,280 5,858 5,728
Poland kt 8,715 10,849 9,973 11,674 12,350
Russia kt 28,995 24,892 22,256 47,643 45,057
Turkey kt 15,488 17,275 17,942 16,126 15,000
USA kt 24,386 27,019 29,061 26,214 31,955
Ukraine kt 13,438 10,068 13,749 18,740 18,439
United Kingdom kt 7,641 8,457 6,527 8,504 7,291