Silkworm Cocoons, Reelable Production

Based on a comparison of 26 countries in 2018, China ranked the highest in silkworm cocoons, reelable production with 403,018 tonnes followed by India and Uzbekistan. On the other end of the scale was France with 1.00 tonnes, Syria with 4.00 tonnes and Greece with 12.0 tonnes.

Total silkworm cocoons, reelable production reached 609,332 tonnes in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 1.90% more than in the previous year and 7.65% more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total silkworm cocoons, reelable production reached an all time high of 609,332 tonnes in 2018 and an all time low of 210,890 tonnes in 1962. The average annual growth amounted to 1.86% since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 66.1 % of silkworm cocoons, reelable production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 95.5 % share while the ten largest countries some 99.8% 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
Afghanistan tonnes                                                                 637 624 621 649 662    
Azerbaijan tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...                                         3.00 1.00 1.00 ... 71.0    
Brazil tonnes                                                                 2,731 2,709 2,682 3,006 2,855    
Bulgaria tonnes                                                                 72.0 72.0 70.0 71.0 71.0    
Cambodia tonnes                                                                 167 146 163 159 156    
China tonnes                                                                 370,000 380,000 388,749 397,754 395,204    
Dem. People's Republic of Korea tonnes                                                                 900 900 911 904 905    
Djibouti tonnes ... ... ...     ...       ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Egypt tonnes                                                                 113 125 137 119 119    
European Union tonnes                                                                 930 930 930 ... ... ... ...
France tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...   ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...     ...             1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00    
Greece tonnes                                                                 14.0 14.0 12.0 12.0 13.0    
India tonnes                                                                 151,000 151,000 151,205 157,267 157,919    
Iran tonnes                                                                 10,654 11,084 11,514 11,956 12,385    
Italy tonnes                                                                 56.0 57.0 57.0 60.0 60.0    
Japan tonnes                                                                 202 168 149 135 130    
Kyrgyzstan tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...                                       100 100 100 114 115    
Lebanon tonnes                                                                 42.0 42.0 42.0 34.0 30.0    
Madagascar tonnes                                                                 50.0 49.0 49.0 49.0 49.0    
Myanmar tonnes                       ... ... ... ... ... ... ...                             0 0 ... ... ... ... ...
Nepal tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...     ...                   31.0 31.0 38.0 39.0 52.0    
Poland tonnes                                 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...               0 0 ... ... ... ... ...
Romania tonnes                                                                 1,127 1,132 1,136 1,140 1,143    
South Korea tonnes                                                                 18.0 18.0 15.0 17.0 17.0    
Spain tonnes                                                                 86.0 87.0 86.0 78.0 79.0    
Syria tonnes                                                                 5.00 5.00 3.00 3.00 4.00    
Taiwan tonnes                                                                 2.00 2.00 2.00 ... ... ... ...
Thailand tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...                                             4,600 4,600 4,600 4,551 4,409    
Turkey tonnes                                                                 134 121 80.0 66.0 60.0    
Uzbekistan tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...                                         25,012 26,455 25,000 24,582 26,356    
Vietnam tonnes                                                                 2,500 2,500 2,497 2,534 2,549    
World tonnes                                                                 570,257 582,043 589,920 605,303 605,416