Which Country Produces the Most Garlic in the World?

Vegetables And Melons October 26, 2017
Author: Irina Andreeva
Market Analyst

In 2015, the country with the largest volume of the garlic output was China (20,826 thousand tonnes), accounting for 81% of global production. Moreover, garlic output in China exceeded the figures recorded by the world's second largest producer, India (1,270 thousand tonnes), more than tenfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by South Korea with a share of 1%.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of garlic producton in China stood at +3.3%. The remaining producing countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: India (+6.3% per year) and South Korea (+1.2% per year).

Top 10 Garlic Producing Countries in the World

1. China (20,826K Tonnes)
2. India (1,270K Tonnes)
3. South Korea (383K Tonnes)
4. Bangladesh (335K Tonnes)
5. Russia (260K Tonnes)
6. Egypt (223K Tonnes)
7. Myanmar (210K Tonnes)
8. Ukraine (202K Tonnes)
9. Spain (197K Tonnes)
10. Uzbekistan (180K Tonnes)

Global Garlic Production

Global garlic production amounted to 25,833 thousand tonnes in 2015, rising by +3.4% against the previous year level. Overall, the global garlic output pursued a pronounced growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total output figures increased at an average annual rate of +3.2%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008, when the output figure increased by +14% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global garlic production reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Over the analyzed period, an increase in global garlic production was primarily driven by population growth. Furthermore, these key drivers are expected to continue promoting the garlic output in the immediate term. This general positive trend was largely conditioned by a robust expansion of the harvested area and a moderate improvement of the yield figures.

The world garlic harvested area amounted to 1,641 thousand ha in 2015, which was 5.6% more than the previous year figure. The garlic harvested area indicated a noticeable increase over the period under review, representing a compound annual growth rate of +2.9% from 2007 to 2015. This trend pattern, however, indicated some mild fluctuations over the recent years. Over the period under review, the total garlic harvested area peaked in 2015, and is likely to continue its expansion in the immediate term, following rising demand for globally.

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Source: World: Garlic - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast