Which Country Produces the Most Sweet Potatoes?

Sweet Potato Production (kt), 2016 or latest
Agriculture | October 18, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 98 countries in 2016, China ranked the highest in sweet potato production with 70,571 kt followed by Nigeria and Tanzania. On the other end of the scale was Cayman Islands with 0.004 kt, Bahrain with 0.005 kt and Maldives with 0.017 kt.

Data for more countries are available at Sweet Potato Production indicator page.

Sweet Potato Production Unit 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Angola kt 987 1,045 645 1,200 1,929
Burundi kt 966 955 660 840 664
China kt 74,172 75,362 71,195 70,526 71,305
Ethiopia kt 736 800 1,185 1,783 2,702
India kt 1,095 1,047 1,073 1,132 1,088
Indonesia kt 2,051 2,196 2,483 2,387 2,383
Japan kt 864 886 876 942 887
Madagascar kt 919 1,103 1,097 1,114 1,141
Mozambique kt 866 907 1,173 1,469 503
Nigeria kt 3,456 3,513 3,585 3,668 3,751
Rwanda kt 840 845 1,005 1,081 941
Tanzania kt 2,424 3,573 3,018 3,470 3,501
USA kt 1,082 1,223 1,201 1,124 1,342
Uganda kt 1,987 1,798 1,852 1,811 1,818
Vietnam kt 1,319 1,362 1,427 1,358 1,401