Areca nut production reached 54.7 kt in 2018 in Sri Lanka, according to Faostat. This is 18.0 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, areca nut production in Sri Lanka reached an all time high of 54.7 kt in 2018 and an all time low of 3.00 kt in 1991. When compared to Sri Lanka's main peers, areca nut production in India amounted to 809 kt, 0.323 kt in Malaysia, 0.003 kt in Maldives and 132 kt in Myanmar in 2018.
Sri Lanka has been ranked 6th within the group of 12 countries we follow in terms of areca nut production, 3 places above the position seen 10 years ago.