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Cassava Production by Country 2024

Cassava is a starchy vegetable that represents a significant source of sustenance and nutrition for people all over the world. Although cassava is native to South America, it’s also a highly adaptable crop that can grow well in many different regions worldwide, making it an important cash crop for multiple countries, as well.

Here’s a closer look at which of the world’s countries have the highest cassava yields per year, as well as some potential contributing factors that can affect output. Nigeria is by far the world’s biggest and most consistent cassava producer worldwide. However, Thailand is the world’s largest supplier of cassava, as it is currently responsible for roughly 70 percent of total world exports.

Factors That Can Influence Cassava Production by Country

As with many agricultural products, cassava’s ability to grow and thrive in a specific country depends on multiple factors. Examples include the following. While it’s true that cassava is highly adaptable as a crop, a country’s total output of the crop will still be affected by variables like rainfall, soil quality, and overall temperature. A country's proneness to environmental factors such as droughts, floods, and similar occurrences can also affect yields. Many of the world’s leading cassava-producing countries rely on cassava as a key staple food, which naturally influences annual yields. The same can be said of countries where cassava factors heavily into local cuisine and dietary preferences.

In countries where potential cassava farmers have access to ample support from the government, credit, or other financing options, annual cassava yields are much more likely to trend higher overall. The greater a country’s access to the latest agricultural technology, equipment, pest management approaches, seed varieties, and techniques, the more likely it is to become a key global cassava producer. The same goes for staples like labor, road access, and transportation.

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Country
Cassava Production 2020 (1000 tons)
Cassava Production 2019 (1000 tons)
Cassava Production Value 2020 (1000 USD)
Cassava Value constant 2014-2016 (1000 USD)
Nigeria60,00259,412$8.55 Mn
DR Congo41,01440,050
Thailand28,99931,080$1.74 Mn$1.76 Mn
Ghana21,81219,368$4.53 Mn
Indonesia18,30216,350$3.92 Mn$3.57 Mn
Brazil15,20517,593$2.11 Mn$1.86 Mn
Angola8,7829,000$1.95 Mn
Cambodia7,6647,500$1.31 Mn
Malawi5,8595,708$2.03 Mn
Mozambique5,4046,019$1.30 Mn
India5,0434,976
China4,8854,887$494,829
Cameroon4,8584,800$1.29 Mn
Benin4,1624,525$1.42 Mn$1.53 Mn
Zambia3,9324,037$815,801$2.70 Mn
Paraguay3,3293,384$175,536$196,868
Philippines2,6082,631$495,812$346,823
Madagascar2,6002,914$303,215
Guinea2,5042,145$130,028
Burundi2,4402,409$725,310
Uganda2,0842,660
Sierra Leone1,690881$719,622
Republic of the Congo1,5851,570$2.23 Mn
South Sudan1,3891,255
Peru1,3521,277$275,889$252,003
Senegal1,3461,031$352,168$407,433
Rwanda1,2801,182$306,330$389,944
Togo1,154$232,482
Colombia1,1201,027$364,845$294,677
Kenya898845$449,814$215,899
Central African Republic729724$431,621
Niger658514$214,689
Cuba655920
Liberia633581
Haiti611604
Myanmar393392
Gabon316312
Sri Lanka315281$110,317$85,868
Chad294297$136,270
Zimbabwe264254
Nicaragua223218$41,373$40,446
Argentina194196$102,423
Dominican Republic189176$43,364$57,609
Mali16570$61,260$65,242
Papua New Guinea154153
Costa Rica9799$27,482$23,251
Fiji7276$24,860$37,025
Comoros6666
Ecuador6470$10,070$17,829
Guyana6359$13,628$16,449
Guinea Bissau4645$57,298
Jamaica3227$12,065$12,758
Malaysia2942$10,263$10,910
Timor Leste2828$18,172$13,311
Mexico2727$4,712$6,193
Honduras2626$7,303
El Salvador1821$6,093$5,719
Burkina Faso1717$9,508
Panama1616$6,085$8,668
Gambia1212$7,071
Micronesia99
Taiwan811
Suriname88$2,947$2,532
Trinidad and Tobago41$2,461$2,782
French Polynesia44
Guatemala33
Solomon Islands33
Mauritius11$470$217
Belize11$669
Bahamas11
New Caledonia11$1,607$2,185
Sao Tome and Principe11
Saint Lucia11$712$3,392
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines11$1,517$1,263
Dominica11
Puerto Rico$89
Maldives$9
Barbados$2,003$1,608
Seychelles$387
Antigua and Barbuda$85$85
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Which country produces the most cassava?

Nigeria is the biggest producer of cassava, with over 34 million tonnes of tuberous roots.

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