What Countries Held the Record as Top Producers of Agricultural Crop Commodities in the World?

Shown in the table below are the five top producers of selected agricultural crop commodities as of 2012.

Rank 1 means having the highest tonnage while rank 5 refers to the fifth-highest producing countries.

This table was constructed from the FAOStat list of the top 10 and top 50 highest producers of food and agricultural commodities in the world.

To date, 2012 is the most recent entry of statistics.

This is the first of three pages providing information on the various agricultural crop commodities around the world and the five countries which, based on production statistics, are ranked as top producers of each commodity.

The crop commodities with names starting with letters A to C are listed alphabetically.

List of Agricultural Crop Commodities

Table CP-1. List of agricultural crop commodities (with names beginning A to C) and their respective top 5 country producers based on total tonnage for 2012 (extracted from FAOSTAT 2014).

COMMODITYTOP 5 PRODUCING COUNTRIES (countries in column 1 are the top 1 producers)
Almonds, with
United States
of America
Anise, badian,
fennel, coriander
IndiaMexicoChina, mainlandSyrian Arab
ApplesChina, mainlandUnited States
of America
Areca nutsIndiaIndonesiaChina, Taiwan
Province of
AsparagusChina, mainlandPeruMexicoGermanyThailand
AvocadosMexicoIndonesiaDominican RepublicUnited States
of America
Bambara beansBurkina FasoCameroonNigerMaliDemocratic Republic
of the Congo
BananasIndiaChina, mainlandPhilippinesEcuadorBrazil
BarleyRussian FederationFranceGermanyAustraliaCanada
Beans, dryMyanmarIndiaBrazilChina, mainlandUnited States
of America
Beans, greenChina, mainlandIndonesiaIndiaTurkeyThailand
BlueberriesUnited States
of America
Brazil nuts,
with shell
BoliviaBrazilCôte d’IvoireGambiaPeru
Broad beans,
horse beans, dry
China, mainlandEthiopiaAustraliaFranceUnited Kingdom
BuckwheatRussian FederationChina, mainlandUkrainePolandUnited States
of America
Cabbages and
other brassicas
China, mainlandIndiaRussian FederationJapanRepublic of Korea
Canary seedCanadaThailandArgentinaAustraliaHungary
Carrots and
China, mainlandRussian FederationUnited States
of America
Cashew nuts,
with shell
Viet NamNigeriaIndiaCôte d’IvoireBenin
CassavaNigeriaThailandIndonesiaBrazilDemocratic Republic
of the Congo
Castor oil seedIndiaChina, mainlandMozambiqueBrazilEthiopia
Cauliflowers and
China, mainlandIndiaItalyMexicoFrance
CherriesTurkeyUnited States
of America
ChestnutChina, mainlandRepublic of KoreaTurkeyBoliviaItaly
Chick peasIndiaAustraliaTurkeyMyanmarEthiopia
Chicory rootsBelgiumFrancePolandSouth AfricaPuerto Rico
Chillies and
peppers, dry
IndiaChina, mainlandPeruBangladeshPakistan
Chillies and
peppers, green
China, mainlandMexicoTurkeyIndonesiaUnited States
of America
IndonesiaChina, mainlandViet NamSri LankaMadagascar
ClovesIndonesiaMadagascarUnited Republic
of Tanzania
Sri LankaComoros
Cocoa, beansCôte d’IvoireIndonesiaGhanaNigeriaCameroon
CoconutsIndonesiaPhilippinesIndiaBrazilSri Lanka
Coffee, greenBrazilViet NamIndonesiaColombiaIndia
Cotton lintChina, mainlandIndiaUnited States
of America
CottonseedChina, mainlandIndiaUnited States
of America
Cow peas, dryNigeriaNigerBurkina FasoMyanmarUnited Republic
of Tanzania
CranberriesUnited States
of America
Cucumbers and gherkinsChina, mainlandTurkeyIranRussian FederationUkraine
CurrantsRussian FederationPolandUkraineAustriaUnited Kingdom

Top 20 Agricultural Commodities I Top 5 Country Producers of Agri. Commodities: (A-C) (D-O) (P-Z) I

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