Which Country Uses Land for Cereal Production the Most?

Land Under Cereal Production ('000 ha), 2014
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 167 countries in 2014, India ranked the highest in land under cereal production with 97,971 '000 ha followed by China and USA. On the other end of the scale was Djibouti with 0.008 '000 ha, Maldives with 0.069 '000 ha and Bahamas with 0.094 '000 ha.

Total land under cereal production reached 705,150 '000 ha in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.03 % less than in the previous year and 3.84 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total land under cereal production reached an all time high of 712,274 '000 ha in 2008 and an all time low of 521,561 '000 ha in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 0.571 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, India, accounted for 13.9 % of land under cereal production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 35.4 % share while the ten largest countries some 55.3 % in 2014.

Data for more countries are available at Land Under Cereal Production indicator page.

Land Under Cereal Production Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Australia '000 ha 20,857 20,397 19,437 19,069 19,434
Bangladesh '000 ha 11,931 11,910 12,094 12,103 12,017
Brazil '000 ha 20,818 20,080 18,600 19,216 19,611
Canada '000 ha 16,541 15,027 13,120 13,404 14,286
China '000 ha 86,249 88,401 89,907 91,007 92,538
India '000 ha 101,156 97,172 100,076 100,586 97,100
Indonesia '000 ha 16,312 17,044 17,385 17,068 17,403
Kazakhstan '000 ha 15,399 16,619 15,068 15,886 16,781
Nigeria '000 ha 18,899 13,890 16,132 15,474 15,298
Pakistan '000 ha 13,388 13,674 13,332 13,308 12,750
Russia '000 ha 44,576 41,927 32,357 40,628 37,004
Thailand '000 ha 11,929 12,455 13,316 13,013 13,644
Turkey '000 ha 11,982 12,062 12,096 11,900 11,289
USA '000 ha 60,958 57,956 57,483 56,733 60,244
Ukraine '000 ha 15,123 15,115 14,185 14,985 14,361