Areca nut production reached 137 kt in 2018 in Bangladesh, according to Faostat. This is 36.0 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, areca nut production in Bangladesh reached an all time high of 218 kt in 2015 and an all time low of 21.4 kt in 1974. When compared to Bangladesh's main peers, areca nut production in Bhutan amounted to 9.40 kt, 809 kt in India and 132 kt in Myanmar in 2018.
Bangladesh has been ranked 3rd within the group of 12 countries we follow in terms of areca nut production, 4 places above the position seen 10 years ago.