List of Largest Rice Producing Countries in the World

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Rice is of the Food crop that widely used as daily food like Wheat, Asian countries producing highly and consumption too. World production of rice in 2009 is around 678 million tons, the production in the developing countries account for 95% of the world production and the sources study claims about 40% of rice lost every year by post harvest problems, poor transport, lack of proper storage and retail. The Rice producing countries teaches new method to cultivate rice for quality and more productions. The three largest producers of rice in 2011 were China, Indian and Indonesia with production of 202, 155 and 65 million tons respectively. The Rice production details are given by the source of Food and Agriculture Organization with data of 2011.

List of Major Rice Producers by Country

Rank Country Production (Million Metric ton)
1  People’s Republic of China 202.6
2  India 155.7
3  Indonesia 65.7
4  Bangladesh 50.6
5  Vietnam 42.3
6  Thailand 34.5
7  Burma 32.8
8  Philippines 16.6
9  Brazil 13.5
10  Pakistan 9.2
11  Cambodia 8.8
12  Japan 8.4
13  United States 8.3
14  South Korea 6.3
15  Egypt 5.6
16  Nigeria 4.5
17  Nepal 4.4
18  Madagascar 4.3
19  Sri Lanka 3.9
20  Iran 3.2