Areca Nut Production

Based on a comparison of 11 countries in 2018, India ranked the highest in areca nut production with 809 kt followed by Bangladesh and Myanmar. On the other end of the scale was Maldives with 0.003 kt, Kenya with 0.113 kt and Malaysia with 0.323 kt.

Total areca nut production reached 1,429 kt in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.970% more than in the previous year and 24.8% more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total areca nut production reached an all time high of 1,447 kt in 2015 and an all time low of 185 kt in 1966. The average annual growth amounted to 3.38% since 1961.

The top ranked country, India, accounted for 56.6 % of areca nut production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 75.5 % share while the ten largest countries some 92.8% in 2018.

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Country Unit 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Bangladesh kt                                                                 136 181 188 218 214    
Bhutan kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...                                             10.5 9.49 9.28 9.41 9.47    
China kt                                                                 135,000 ... 132,158 ... ... ... ...
India kt                                                                 681 609 622 747 714    
Indonesia kt                                                                 180 122 134 135 135    
Kenya kt ... ... ... ... ... ...                                                     0.112 0.115 0.113 0.113 0.113    
Malaysia kt                                                                 0.338 0.387 0.368 0.339 0.303    
Maldives kt                                                                 0.003 0.003 0.003 0.003 0.003    
Myanmar kt                                                                 121 120 119 128 128    
Nepal kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...                                             9.19 11.6 4.01 13.7 14.2    
Sri Lanka kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...                                             37.7 38.7 42.0 42.8 43.0    
Taiwan kt                                                                 124 122 127 ... ... ... ...
Thailand kt ... ... ...                                                           41.0 30.0 36.5 39.8 39.1    
World kt                                                                 1,341 1,246 1,277 1,447 1,397