Which Country Produces the Most Millet in the World?

Cereals November 01, 2017
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

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In 2015, the country with the largest volume of the millet output was India (11,697 thousand tonnes), accounting for 40% of global production. Moreover, millet output in India exceeded the figures recorded by the world's second largest producer, Niger (2,828 thousand tonnes), fourfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by China with a share of 9%.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of millet producton in India stood at -1.0%. The remaining producing countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: Niger (+0.2% per year) and China (+6.6% per year).

Top 10 Millet Producing Countries in the World

1. India (11,697K Tonnes)
2. Niger (2,828K Tonnes)
3. China (2,511K Tonnes)
4. Sudan (1,771K Tonnes)
5. Mali (1,489K Tonnes)
6. Nigeria (1,296K Tonnes)
7. Ethiopia (1,009K Tonnes)
8. Burkina Faso (937K Tonnes)
9. Sudan (former) (729K Tonnes)
10. Russia (574K Tonnes)

Global Millet Production

Global millet production amounted to 29,381 thousand tonnes in 2015, rising by +1.1% against the previous year level. Overall, the global millet output pursued a pronounced decline from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total output figures decreased at an average annual rate of -1.7%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, when the output figure increased by +27% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global millet production attained its maximum volume of 34,449 thousand tonnes in 2011. From 2012 to 2015, the total millet output growth failed to regain its strength.

Over the analyzed period, global millet production was buoyed by growth of population and growth of food production. These key factors are to remain relevant with regard to millet output in the immediate term. This general positive trend was largely conditioned by a slight curtailment of the harvested area and a noticeable contraction of the yield figures.

The world millet harvested area amounted to 34,204 thousand ha in 2015, which was almost equal to the previous year figure. The millet harvested area indicated a small contraction over the period under review, declining by an average annual rate of -0.6% from 2007 to 2015. This trend pattern was relatively stable throughout the analyzed period. Over the period under review, the total millet harvested area peaked in 2010, falling back in the following year. From 2011 to 2015, the total millet harvested area fluctuated at lower levels.

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