Which Country Produces the Most Yam?

Yam Production (kt), 2016 or latest
Agriculture | October 18, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 44 countries in 2016, Nigeria ranked the highest in yam production with 44,110 kt followed by Ghana and Ivory Coast. On the other end of the scale was Trinidad and Tobago with 0.023 kt, Cayman Islands with 0.026 kt and Belize with 0.029 kt.

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

Yam Production Unit 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Benin kt 2,624 2,735 2,811 2,959 3,221
Brazil kt 247 247 246 245 247
Cameroon kt 500 517 538 557 580
Central African Republic kt 435 447 460 470 477
Chad kt 365 400 420 430 449
Colombia kt 394 397 345 366 308
Gabon kt 190 195 200 210 212
Ghana kt 5,960 6,295 6,639 7,075 7,119
Haiti kt 340 323 298 425 477
Ivory Coast kt 5,392 5,532 5,675 5,732 5,822
Japan kt 173 166 166 160 165
Nigeria kt 37,328 33,134 32,319 35,618 45,152
Papua New Guinea kt 325 340 345 350 355
Sudan kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 150 160 165
Togo kt 710 728 864 661 786