Which Country Produces the Most Walnuts?

Walnut Production (tonnes), 2018
Agriculture | March 17, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 52 countries in 2018, China ranked the highest in walnut production with 1,586,367 tonnes followed by USA and Iran. On the other end of the scale was Slovakia with 28.0 tonnes, Luxembourg with 30.0 tonnes and Cyprus with 123 tonnes.

Total walnut production reached 3,662,507 tonnes in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 4.16 % more than in the previous year and 38.8 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total walnut production reached an all time high of 3,662,507 tonnes in 2018 and an all time low of 497,077 tonnes in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 3.57 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 43.3 % of walnut production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 71.2 % share while the ten largest countries some 90.7 % in 2018.

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

Walnut Production Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Argentina tonnes 12,800 11,823 13,634 15,710 18,412
Chile tonnes 40,058 42,585 54,424 62,891 69,173
China tonnes 2,021,240 1,454,380 1,498,196 1,657,939 1,536,838
Egypt tonnes ... ... 24,281 24,315 24,177 24,020 24,128
France tonnes 36,080 35,510 34,767 42,281 40,225
Germany tonnes 17,403 17,605 18,009 18,330 18,101
Greece tonnes 23,431 24,228 24,598 25,949 28,788
India tonnes 40,000 36,000 43,000 35,000 33,000
Iran tonnes 284,421 222,610 403,158 420,000 349,192
Mexico tonnes 110,605 106,945 125,758 122,714 141,818
Romania tonnes 30,546 31,764 31,514 33,394 34,095
Turkey tonnes 203,212 212,140 180,807 190,000 195,000
USA tonnes 497,000 446,334 518,002 549,754 625,050
Ukraine tonnes 96,900 115,800 102,740 115,080 107,990
Uzbekistan tonnes 30,000 40,000 44,000 52,000 37,974