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Carrot and Turnip Production 2021 (tons)

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Carrot Production by Country 2024

Some say carrots are one of the most economically important vegetables. They grow fast, they grow well in just about any environment and season, and they’re easy to harvest and process, whether they’re destined to be enjoyed locally or shipped elsewhere.

These treats also deliver a lot of nutrition, whether by themselves or part of other combinations of vegetables. They also can be used in all sorts of recipes or just eaten raw, Bugs Bunny style.

Food Manufacturing calls the carrot “America’s most trusted vegetable,” since they are so popular. Plus, carrot producers haven’t reported any significant quality or sanitation issues like have been seen with crops like lettuce that often become contaminated during processing. Carrots are very versatile, and a key ingredient in vegetable trays, long a staple of potlucks, parties, or even snack time.

A recent survey showed that 69 percent of Americans are more likely to eat carrots compared to other vegetables, and they are also one of the top five vegetables that shoppers like to buy at least weekly.

Carrots can be found around the world.

China currently leads the world in production and consumption of carrots, representing about 45 percent of the global market for this commodity. It is followed by the United State, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Russia. China also is the world’s top producer of turnips.

Between 1994 and 2014, China exported 17.3 million tons of carrots annually, mostly to other Asian countries, along with Saudi Arabia and Canada.

The U.S. produced an average of about 1.4 million pounds of carrots annually in the same time range. In 2015, the figure jumped to 2.4 million pounds. Consumption of carrots per capita works out to 7.6 pounds per person.

In the U.S., most carrots and turnips are grown in California, which has ideal land for agriculture, and 85 percent of the country’s carrot crops come from there. They also grow well in Wisconsin, Texas, Washington, and Florida.

One of the more interesting items about a carrot is its color. Although it’s easy to think of carrots always beginning a vivid orange hue, there are some varieties that are different colors, including purple. This shade is found on the Nantes strain, named after an agricultural area in northwest France.

  • Data pertain to combined production of both carrots and turnips.
  • Data have been rounded to the nearest whole ton.

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Country
Carrot and Turnip Production 2021 (tons)
Carrot and Turnip Production 2020 (tons)
Carrot and Turnip Production 2019 (tons)
China18,088,58318,062,86717,973,232
Uzbekistan3,155,7452,876,0312,769,613
United States1,432,7401,395,0241,510,304
Russia1,303,2881,368,5761,558,712
Germany961,970802,230791,110
United Kingdom888,851878,802904,403
Ukraine863,290862,460869,450
Pakistan728,137289,923504,425
Indonesia720,090650,858674,633
France706,750527,320534,240
Netherlands643,190574,170615,830
Poland638,400681,000678,300
Kazakhstan624,556643,874604,258
Turkey592,842591,377666,270
Japan589,860585,900594,900
Italy498,270493,670492,220
Spain428,730392,770384,300
Algeria414,322447,595419,534
Tajikistan403,125382,143369,898
Morocco387,507403,399412,219
Belgium387,000258,600322,300
Kenya374,549363,243329,025
Canada361,622360,226362,984
Mexico344,890361,080353,750
Iran324,169303,623312,706
Australia311,180275,032314,557
Argentina300,000293,945292,045
Belarus299,203294,103325,678
Colombia275,965301,002257,023
Venezuela237,476225,633204,398
Nigeria235,494235,241234,988
South Africa233,625221,198234,480
Egypt221,337195,600189,640
Tunisia212,874212,153212,512
Sri Lanka210,907199,30580,767
Peru209,690204,073201,248
Israel186,305192,001252,776
Kyrgyzstan169,102178,842182,133
Portugal140,870133,56085,600
Sweden123,250118,490106,730
Romania121,200113,740117,110
Chile121,007170,306183,452
Austria117,540116,330108,180
Guatemala103,35798,82194,880
Hungary96,41079,23082,920
Denmark93,55094,460105,020
Taiwan87,02477,943103,898
South Korea86,593100,87567,327
Bolivia83,80270,06369,262
Switzerland78,38067,80469,941
New Zealand75,96475,49576,349
Finland75,51081,03077,340
Philippines73,09872,37273,663
Turkmenistan72,38672,11772,137
Niger62,35158,75853,823
Ireland60,55051,26052,990
Serbia54,70352,74039,541
Norway54,31953,55549,531
Mongolia52,41863,84350,375
Lithuania50,12038,30045,300
Dominican Republic49,97648,03648,966
Rwanda45,58947,33531,704
Ecuador41,36441,51741,405
Sudan41,14541,14541,145
Czech Republic36,70035,93028,880
Libya34,66734,46635,056
Azerbaijan34,53230,67643,607
Jamaica33,06326,21325,954
Senegal30,00022,30017,085
Bangladesh28,00021,00026,914
Uruguay26,37226,09725,912
Syria26,13218,41819,875
Saudi Arabia24,50021,99413,390
Greece23,04022,16022,320
Nicaragua22,97422,91019,568
Moldova21,70019,24826,760
Jordan21,41421,42723,433
Costa Rica21,35525,74625,377
Oman19,26112,51918,303
Mali17,69914,88215,941
Slovakia16,99014,29013,600
Ethiopia16,59119,64918,225
Armenia15,35913,70913,170
Yemen15,31615,53315,112
Estonia14,06020,01016,470
Paraguay13,63513,96013,200
Bulgaria12,0608,70020,410
Latvia11,50017,00013,950
Albania10,08011,79413,571
Bosnia and Herzegovina9,86111,89110,906
Madagascar9,3629,3149,229
Croatia6,40010,11011,910
Lebanon5,4035,4035,112
Slovenia5,2006,9505,670
Palestine5,1425,1225,102
Honduras4,5804,5844,635
Panama4,5714,5384,398
North Macedonia4,5294,5443,829
Mauritius4,1873,3255,260
Malawi4,0924,0474,000
Bhutan4,03612,17210,667
Botswana3,8653,8163,890
Cape Verde3,7503,2972,279
Namibia2,7022,7092,681
Cyprus2,1601,8602,130
Iraq1,7343,4043,664
Georgia1,5001,6001,200
Luxembourg1,2201,080630
Sao Tome and Principe982980981
Malta9501,1301,040
Belize945580546
Dominica807802800
Iceland754659900
Kuwait577937812
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines503515542
DR Congo423420418
French Polynesia200199197
Zimbabwe175175175
Barbados128177338
United Arab Emirates8611196
Saint Kitts and Nevis8276153
Grenada767676
Qatar4210962
Bahrain353535
Saint Lucia272625
Djibouti141313
Antigua and Barbuda81575
India000
South Sudan000
Trinidad and Tobago000
Total41,666,21840,241,44640,570,009
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Which country produces the most carrots?

China produces more carrots and turnips than other countries.

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