Rice is a critical staple food, nourishing more than half the world's population. Its cultivation and production are integral to the global economy, with numerous countries cultivating thousands of acres of rice fields annually. Notably, the United States remains a significant contributor to worldwide rice production and trade.
As of recent reports, U.S. rice production accounts for approximately 2% of the total global output, marking an 8.4 million ton annual contribution. The U.S., alongside countries in Asia, Africa, and South America, shares in the complex activity of rice production, ultimately supporting both local consumers and global markets.
Key findings from the data include:
Each country's rice landscape presents unique environmental, cultural, and socio-economic factors contributing to its production footprint. Understanding these facets not only illuminates global food security but the agricultural practices that continually shape and uphold our global economies.
The countries that lead the world in rice production are China, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Philippines, Pakistan, and Cambodia. China tops the list with an astounding 211.4 million tons of rice produced annually. India is the second largest producer of rice with an annual production of approximately 177.6 million tons.
The third and fourth spots are occupied by Indonesia and Bangladesh respectively, both producing 54.6 million tons of rice per annum. The fifth largest rice producer is Vietnam, contributing 43.4 million tons of rice to the global production annually. Thailand is the sixth largest producer, contributing 28.4 million tons of rice on a yearly basis.
Myanmar is the seventh largest producer of rice globally, with annual production levels of about 26.3 million tons. The Philippines, at eighth position, produces roughly 18.8 million tons of rice annually. Lastly, Pakistan and Cambodia contribute to the world's rice supply, with Pakistan producing 11.1 million tons and Cambodia producing 10.9 million tons of rice per year.
10 Countries with the Highest Rice Production:
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Rice Production per person