China Tops India in Cauliflower and Broccoli Production, 9,180.00K tonnes vs 7,887.00K tonnes (2013)

Vegetables And Melons May 06, 2015
Author: Svetlana Sitkova
Head of Industrial Research Department

In 2013, the countries with the largest production of cauliflower and broccoli in absolute volumes were China (9,180.00 thousand tonnes), India (7,887.00 thousand tonnes), Spain (540.90 thousand tonnes) and Mexico (481.07 thousand tonnes).

Cauliflower is a widely used ingredient in Chinese cuisine. As well as broccoli, it is frequently added in soups, salads and stir-fries. In addition to being a cancer-fighting vegetable, cauliflower is low in calories, high in fiber and contains vitamin C.

In 2013, China was recognized as a country with the largest harvested area of cauliflower and broccoli (453.40 thousand Ha). It was distantly followed by India (402.00 thousand Ha), Mexico (31.94 thousand Ha) and Spain (30.40 thousand Ha). All these countries together accounted for 73.1% of the harvested areas in the world.

Between 2007 and 2013, the highest annual growth rates in cauliflower and broccoli consumption were recorded in Mexico (+5.7%), Egypt (+5.7%) and India (+4.9%).

The lowest annual growth rates were recorded in France (-7.7%). The remaining countries showed mixed dynamics in relative values: China (+2.0%), Pakistan (+2.6%) and Poland (-3.0%).

Source: World: Cauliflowers And Broccoli - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2020