Which Country Produces the Most Sunflower Seeds?

Sunflower Seed Production (kt), 2016 or latest
Agriculture | October 18, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 72 countries in 2016, Ukraine ranked the highest in sunflower seed production with 13,627 kt followed by Russia and Argentina. On the other end of the scale was Lebanon with 0.006 kt, Palestine with 0.007 kt and Namibia with 0.073 kt.

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

Sunflower Seed Production Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Argentina kt 2,232 3,672 3,341 3,104 2,063
Bulgaria kt 1,536 1,440 1,388 1,974 2,011
China kt 2,298 2,313 2,323 2,423 2,492
France kt 1,641 1,881 1,573 1,578 1,584
Hungary kt 970 1,375 1,317 1,484 1,597
Kazakhstan kt 329 409 400 573 513
Moldova kt 382 427 296 504 547
Romania kt 1,263 1,789 1,398 2,142 2,189
Russia kt 5,345 9,062 7,495 9,842 8,475
South Africa kt 490 860 522 557 832
Spain kt 887 1,090 642 1,029 953
Tanzania kt 313 787 1,125 2,625 2,755
Turkey kt 1,320 1,335 1,370 1,523 1,638
USA kt 1,241 925 1,241 917 1,007
Ukraine kt 6,772 8,671 8,387 11,050 10,134