Areca nut production reached 13.9 kt in 2018 in Nepal, according to Faostat. This is 3.37 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, areca nut production in Nepal reached an all time high of 14.4 kt in 2017 and an all time low of 2.30 kt in 1990. When compared to Nepal's main peers, areca nut production in Bangladesh amounted to 137 kt, 9.40 kt in Bhutan and 809 kt in India in 2018.
Nepal has been ranked 8th within the group of 12 countries we follow in terms of areca nut production, 2 places above the position seen 10 years ago.