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Scenario at global level in terms of area and production (2012)

Country

Area harvested (ha)

% share of the world

1.          Spain

9,43,000.00

13.53

2.          France

7,60,805.00

10.92

3.          Italy

6,96,756.00

10.00

4.          China

6,02,800.00

8.65

5.          Turkey

4,62,296.00

6.63

6.          United States of America

3,89,349.00

5.59

7.          Argentina

2,20,000.00

3.16

8.          Iran (Islamic Republic of)

2,15,000.00

3.08

9.          Chile

2,04,000.00

2.93

10.      Portugal

1,79,500.00

2.58

11.      Romania

1,77,661.00

2.55

12.      Australia

1,48,489.00

2.13

13.      Republic of Moldova

1,29,351.00

1.86

14.      South Africa

1,24,000.00

1.78

15.      Uzbekistan

1,15,000.00

1.65

16.      India

1,12,000.00

1.61

 

Country

Production (MT)

% share of the world

1.       China

96,99,267.00

14.46

2.       United States of America

66,61,820.00

9.93

3.       Italy

58,19,010.00

8.68

4.       France

53,38,512.00

7.96

5.       Spain

52,38,300.00

7.81

6.       Turkey

42,75,659.00

6.38

7.       Chile

32,00,000.00

4.77

8.       Argentina

28,00,000.00

4.17

9.       Iran (Islamic Republic of)

21,50,000.00

3.21

10.   South Africa

18,39,030.00

2.74

11.   Australia

16,56,621.00

2.47

12.   Brazil

15,14,768.00

2.26

13.   Egypt

13,78,815.00

2.06

14.   India

12,40,000.00

1.85

 

Source: http://faostat3.fao.org (9th May 2014)