Peppermint Production

Based on a comparison of 7 countries in 2018, Morocco ranked the highest in peppermint production with 98,704 tonnes followed by Argentina and Mexico. On the other end of the scale was Georgia with 26.0 tonnes, Japan with 31.0 tonnes and Spain with 119 tonnes.

Total peppermint production reached 106,728 tonnes in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 6.96% more than in the previous year and 32.5% more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total peppermint production reached an all time high of 118,257 tonnes in 2003 and an all time low of 17,214 tonnes in 1984. The average annual growth amounted to -0.014% since 1961.

The top ranked country, Morocco, accounted for 92.5 % of peppermint production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 99.7 % share while the ten largest countries some 100% 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
Argentina tonnes                                                                 7,100 7,058 7,017 7,024 7,064    
Bulgaria tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...                   126 330 33.0 163 263    
China tonnes       ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
European Union tonnes                                                                 226 430 336 ... ... ... ...
Georgia tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...                                         28.0 26.0 27.0 26.0 26.0 ... ...
Japan tonnes                             ... ... ... ... ...                           36.0 36.0 36.0 30.0 31.0    
Jordan tonnes ... ...                 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Mexico tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 379 369 597    
Morocco tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ...                                                     99,005 87,602 85,120 99,869 98,453    
Spain tonnes                                                                 119 150 120 156 301    
World tonnes                                                                 106,385 95,175 92,704 107,610 106,708