World’s Largest Cassava Producing Countries

Cassava is the woody shrub comes from South Africa, is the major food in the developing world and one of the most drought tolerant crops. The world production is around 230 million tonnes in 2008 and the production increased constantly year by year. African countries grow more than half of the total world production of Cassava, secondly Asia grows higher and other Cassava growing regions are Latin America and Caribbean. Nigeria is the largest producer of cassava around 52 million tonnes that equal to the production of whole Asia, Brazil and Indonesia takes send and third place with production of 25.3 million and 24 million tonnes respectively. Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Costa Rica are the major exporting countries of Cassava.

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List of Biggest Cassava Producers in the world by country

Rank Country Production Quantity (in Tonnes) Production Value
1 Nigeria 52403455 $5,474,222,000
2 Brazil 25349088 $1,324,020,000
3 Indonesia 24009624 $2,457,975,000
4 Thailand 21912416 $2,151,145,000
5 Democratic Republic of the Congo 15569138 $1,610,134,000
6 Angola 14333509 $1,497,321,000
7 Ghana 14240867 $1,487,643,000
8 Mozambique 10093619 $1,054,409,000
9 Viet Nam 9897912 $1,033,965,000
10 India 8076000 $843,643,000
11 Uganda 4757800 $497,014,000
12 United Republic of Tanzania 4646523 $464,497,000
13 China, mainland 4500000 $423,075,000
14 Cambodia 4368159 $456,310,000
15 Malawi 4259301 $444,939,000
16 Cameroon 4082903 $383,861,000
17 Benin 3600000 $376,066,000
18 Madagascar 3490300 $364,607,000
19 Rwanda 2579399 $269,451,000
20 Paraguay 2453837 $131,141,000

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations