Which Country Produces the Most Onion and Shallots in the World?

Vegetables And Melons November 02, 2017
Author: Irina Andreeva
Market Analyst

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In 2015, the countries with the highest levels of onion and shallots production were China (967 thousand tonnes), Japan (545 thousand tonnes), South Korea (523 thousand tonnes), together accounting for 49% of total output.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of onion and shallot production among the main producing countries was attained by China (+2.2% per year), while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the output figures.

Top 10 Onion And Shallot Producing Countries in the World

1. China (967K Tonnes)
2. Japan (545K Tonnes)
3. South Korea (523K Tonnes)
4. Tunisia (301K Tonnes)
5. Nigeria (232K Tonnes)
6. New Zealand (211K Tonnes)
7. Iraq (158K Tonnes)
8. Turkey (148K Tonnes)
9. Mexico (96K Tonnes)
10. Ecuador (92K Tonnes)

Global Onion And Shallots Production

Global onion and shallot production amounted to 4,145 thousand tonnes in 2015, standing approx. at the previous year level. Overall, the global onion and shallot output pursued a moderate growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern was relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total output figures increased at an average annual rate of +0.3%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, when the output figure increased by +4% from the previous year level. In that year, the global onion and shallot production attained its maximum volume of 4,308 thousand tonnes. From 2014 to 2015, the total onion and shallot output growth failed to regain its strength.

Over the analyzed period, an increase in global onion and shallot production was primarily driven by population growth. Furthermore, these key drivers are expected to continue promoting the onion and shallot output in the immediate term. This general positive trend was largely conditioned by a slight curtailment of the harvested area and solid gains of the yield figures.

The world onion and shallot harvested area amounted to 214 thousand ha in 2015, which was -2.6% less than the previous year figure. The onion and shallot harvested area indicated a small contraction over the period under review, declining by an average annual rate of -0.9% from 2007 to 2015. This trend pattern was relatively stable throughout the analyzed period. Over the period under review, the total onion and shallot harvested area peaked in 2011, falling back in the following year. From 2012 to 2015, the total onion and shallot harvested area fluctuated at lower levels.

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