Which Country Produces the Most Green Peas in the World?

Other Non-Perennial Crops November 07, 2017
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

In 2015, the country with the largest volume of the green peas output was China (10,821 thousand tonnes), accounting for 61% of global production. Moreover, green peas output in China exceeded the figures recorded by the world's second largest producer, India (3,997 thousand tonnes), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by the United States with a share of 2%.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of green peas producton in China stood at +2.5%. The remaining producing countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: India (+6.6% per year) and the United States (-13.8% per year).

Top 10 Green Peas Producing Countries in the World

1. China (10,821K Tonnes)
2. India (3,997K Tonnes)
3. United States (300K Tonnes)
4. Egypt (188K Tonnes)
5. United Kingdom (182K Tonnes)
6. Algeria (164K Tonnes)
7. France (163K Tonnes)
8. Peru (143K Tonnes)
9. Pakistan (122K Tonnes)
10. Turkey (108K Tonnes)

Global Green Peas Production

Global green peas production amounted to 17,671 thousand tonnes in 2015, rising by +1.4% against the previous year level. Overall, the global green peas 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 +2.2%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2009, when the output figure increased by +8% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global green peas 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 green peas production was primarily driven by population growth. Furthermore, these key drivers are expected to continue promoting the green peas 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 green peas harvested area amounted to 2,382 thousand ha in 2015, which was 1.1% more than the previous year figure. The green peas harvested area indicated a noticeable increase over the period under review, representing a compound annual growth rate of +2.2% from 2007 to 2015. This trend pattern was relatively stable throughout the analyzed period. Over the period under review, the total green peas harvested area peaked in 2015, and is likely to continue its expansion in the immediate term, following rising demand over the globe.

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Source: World: Peas (Green) - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast