Which Country Produces the Most Sunflower Oil?

Sunflower Oil Production (kt), 2014
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 81 countries in 2014, Ukraine ranked the highest in sunflower oil production with 4,400 kt followed by Russia and Argentina. On the other end of the scale was Denmark with 0.014 kt, Namibia with 0.069 kt and Botswana with 0.098 kt.

Total sunflower oil production reached 14,105 kt in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 10.7 % more than in the previous year and 30.0 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total sunflower oil production reached an all time high of 14,836 kt in 2012 and an all time low of 1,946 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 3.81 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, Ukraine, accounted for 31.2 % of sunflower oil production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 66.6 % share while the ten largest countries some 91.4 % in 2014.

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

Sunflower Oil Production Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Argentina kt 1,740 1,419 1,128 1,490 1,542
Bulgaria kt 148 174 152 165 187
China kt 362 403 513 475 455
France kt 472 589 568 645 591
Hungary kt 252 304 263 306 359
India kt 413 382 215 165 183
Kazakhstan kt 117 125 162 167 224
Netherlands kt 127 256 211 222 216
Romania kt 173 241 328 360 320
Russia kt 2,161 2,805 2,552 2,545 3,608
Serbia kt 128 172 173 147 157
South Africa kt 261 335 313 277 266
Spain kt 348 386 436 450 482
Turkey kt 524 549 710 807 761
Ukraine kt 1,867 2,772 2,990 3,177 3,804