Which Country Produces the Most Roots and Tubers in the World?

Plant Propagation November 10, 2017
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

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In 2015, the country with the largest volume of the roots and tubers output was Ethiopia (5,373 thousand tonnes), accounting for 54% of global production. Moreover, roots and tubers output in Ethiopia exceeded the figures recorded by the world's second largest producer, Democratic Republic of the Congo (849 thousand tonnes), sixfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Indonesia with a share of 5%.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of roots and tubers producton in Ethiopia stood at +1.0%. The remaining producing countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: Democratic Republic of the Congo (+2.8% per year) and Indonesia (+2.1% per year).

Top 10 Roots And Tubers Producing Countries in the World

1. Ethiopia (5,373K Tonnes)
2. Democratic Republic of the Congo (849K Tonnes)
3. Indonesia (450K Tonnes)
4. Pakistan (445K Tonnes)
5. Namibia (365K Tonnes)
6. Papua New Guinea (350K Tonnes)
7. Peru (285K Tonnes)
8. Thailand (276K Tonnes)
9. Mexico (169K Tonnes)
10. Nepal (153K Tonnes)

Global Roots and Tubers Production

Global roots and tubers production amounted to 9,955 thousand tonnes in 2015, standing approx. at the previous year level. Overall, the global roots and tubers output pursued a pronounced 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 +1.3%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, when the output figure increased by +5% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global roots and tubers production attained its maximum volume of 9,955 thousand tonnes in 2012. From 2013 to 2015, the total roots and tubers output growth failed to regain its strength.

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

The world roots and tubers harvested area amounted to 1,317 thousand ha in 2015, which was 1.3% more than the previous year figure. The roots and tubers harvested area indicated a noticeable increase over the period under review, representing a compound annual growth rate of +1.6% from 2007 to 2015. This trend pattern was relatively stable throughout the analyzed period. Over the period under review, the total roots and tubers 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: Roots And Tubers - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast