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Canola Production by Country 2024

Canola is a variety of rapeseed crop bred with lower levels of compounds called glucosinolates (responsible for pungent bitterness) and erucic acid (which can lead to fat deposits in the heart).

Country
Canola Production
Canada20,300
China15,400
India11,700
Germany5,250
France5,040
Australia4,900
Russia3,700
Ukraine3,200
Poland2,310
United States1,833

Canola is an important crop because its seeds are the source of canola, or rapeseed, oil all over the world. In fact, canola oil is the #3 edible oil produced and used worldwide. The name canola refers to a blend of the words "Canada" (where the rapeseed plant was bred for production) and "ola" from the Latin root word oleo, meaning "oil."

The European Union alone produces 19.5 million metric tons of canola every year. The numbers continually increase year over year, with the 2023 crops set to break the 2022 record by over 14%. Canada comes in second place, producing around 19 million metric tons of canola each year. China is in third place with 14.7 million metric tons and India trails in fourth with about 11 million metric tons.

The United States is much further down the list, after Australia, Russia, and Ukraine, but its own canola production capacity is growing. The US currently grows around 2 million acres of canola in states like North Dakota, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Texas, Kansas, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Kentucky, and Washington. Worldwide, canola production estimates are around 84.34 million metric tons for 2023.

  • Values in table are expressed using the unit "thousands of metric tons (1000MT)".
  • Technically, the term canola applies only to a few specific strains of rapeseed. However, nearly all rapeseed grown in the world today is canola, as non-canola varieties have very few uses. Therefore, production data for rapeseed and canola are often used interchangeably.
  • Countries whose production totaled less than 1% of total global production are listed with a placeholder production of 0%.

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Country
Canola Production (1000 MT)
% of World Production
Canola Production per City
Canada20,30023%
  • Saskatchewan 55%
  • Alberta 28%
  • Manitoba 16%
China15,40018%
  • Sichuan 21%
  • Hubei 16%
  • Henan 15%
  • Hunan 15%
  • Anhui 7%
India11,70013%
  • Rajasthan 43%
  • Haryana 12%
  • Uttar Pradesh 10%
  • Madhya Pradesh 10%
  • West Bengal 7%
Germany5,2506.02%
France5,0405.78%
Australia4,9006%
  • Western Australia 37%
  • New South Wales 30%
  • Victoria 19%
Russia3,7004%
  • Stavropolskiy Kray 16%
  • Kaliningradskaya Oblast 7%
  • Rostovskaya Oblast 7%
  • Krasnodarskiy Kray 6%
  • Lipetskaya Oblast 6%
Ukraine3,2004%
  • Odeska 10%
  • Dnipropetrovska 8%
  • Khmelnytska 8%
  • Ternopilska 8%
  • Vinnytska 8%
Poland2,3102.65%
United States1,8332%
  • North Dakota 96%
United Kingdom1,4352%
  • East Midlands (England) 23%
  • East of England 20%
  • Yorkshire and The Humber 14%
  • South East (England) 12%
  • South West (England) 9%
Czech Republic1,2601.45%
Bangladesh1,0301%
  • Rajshahi 55%
  • Dhaka 23%
  • Khulna 11%
Romania6300.72%
Belarus5601%
  • Minskaya 27%
  • Hrodzyenskaya 23%
  • Brestskaya 18%
  • Vitsyebskaya 15%
Pakistan5401%
  • Punjab 65%
  • Sindh 27%
  • Baluchistan 5%
Uruguay5251%
  • Litoral 63%
  • Norte 22%
  • Centro-Sur 6%
  • Metropolitana 6%
Iran3200%
  • Golestan 14%
  • Khuzestan 13%
  • Kerman 11%
  • Gilan 11%
  • Fars 10%
Kazakhstan1800%
  • North Kazakhstan 73%
  • Aqmola 12%
  • East Kazakhstan 8%
  • Qostanay 6%
  • Pavlodar 1%
Chile1450%
  • Araucanía 67%
  • Bío-Bío 15%
Turkey1400%
  • Marmara 97%
Switzerland690%
Moldova650%
  • South 35%
  • West 34%
  • Center 17%
Paraguay630%
  • Alto Parana 66%
  • Alto Paraguay 12%
Ethiopia450%
  • Amhara 56%
  • Oromia 42%
Argentina370%
  • Buenos Aires 75%
  • Entre Ríos 24%
Norway110%
  • East Norway 55%
  • West Norway 42%
Japan40%
  • Hokkaido 77%
  • Tohoku 15%
Morocco40%
  • Gharb - Chrarda - Béni Hssen 93%
  • Meknès - Tafilalet 6%
Mexico20%
  • Tamaulipas 77%
  • México 16%
Vietnam20%
  • Ðông Bac 99%
Total80,7000%
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Which country produces the most canola?

Canada produces the most canola, followed by China and India.

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