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Onion Production by Country 2024

Country
2020 Production
India26,738
China23,660
United States3,821
Egypt3,199
Turkey2,280
Pakistan2,122
Bangladesh1,954
Sudan1,950
Indonesia1,815
Russia1,738

The world produces around 105 billion pounds of onions annually, with the average person eating nearly 14 pounds yearly.

Yellow onions make up 75% of all cultivated onions in the world. Red and white onions are other common colors.

India is the number one producer of onions, with 26,738 metric tons each year. Onions grown in India are known for their pungency and grow year-round.

China produces 23,660 metric tons, or around 20 million tons, annually using 9.2 million acres of land dedicated to only growing onions. In third place, the United States produces 3,821 metric tons of onions every year, which is significantly lower than China and India. Americans eat nearly 19 pounds of onions annually.

Farmers in Egypt produce 3,199 metric tons of onions a year. In ancient Egyptian culture, the onion was worshiped as a symbol of eternal life. Turkey produces 2,280 metric tons of onions annually and is known for having high-quality onions. The Turkish people have been cultivating onions for thousands of years.

The red onion is primarily produced in Pakistan and is one of the oldest cultivated herbs in the world. Pakistan produces around 2,122 metric tons of onions a year.

Bangladesh is the seventh-largest producer of onions, at 1,954 metric tons each year. The onion is a major spice used by Bangladeshis.

As the leading vegetable crop, Sudan produces 1,950 metric tons of onions every year. The Sudanese eat onions pickled, fresh, dry, or cooked.

Indonesia produces 1,815 metric tons of onions annually. In Indonesia, onions are primarily used to flavor medication, not food.

Russia produces about 1,738 metric tons of onions yearly, making it the tenth-largest cultivator. Onion production is vital to the Russian economy.

Other top producers of onions include Algeria, Mexico, Brazil, Nigeria, and Spain.

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Country
2020 Production (1k tons)
2019 Production (1k tons)
India26,73822,819
China23,66023,677
United States3,8213,551
Egypt3,1993,077
Turkey2,2802,200
Pakistan2,1222,080
Bangladesh1,9541,803
Sudan1,9501,919
Indonesia1,8151,580
Russia1,7381,670
Algeria1,6661,614
Mexico1,5001,487
Brazil1,4961,561
Nigeria1,3821,374
Spain1,3201,459
Niger1,3101,313
Japan1,2631,334
Uzbekistan1,2561,242
South Korea1,1681,594
Myanmar1,1101,033
Ukraine1,034998
Kazakhstan993916
Morocco829880
South Africa736707
France705710
Tajikistan681642
Poland664535
Argentina642631
Germany630607
Colombia607814
Peru606636
Italy458478
Senegal412445
United Kingdom396357
Chile392379
Ethiopia346274
Vietnam346345
Afghanistan326353
Uganda318316
Cameroon310308
Australia281291
Azerbaijan275267
Saudi Arabia26087
Yemen239223
Philippines230222
Canada229251
Kyrgyzstan213201
Belarus211195
Mozambique202231
Tanzania200199
Kenya197117
Tunisia192190
Malawi189171
Libya189188
Romania188204
Venezuela182189
Belgium177161
Greece172134
Guatemala171165
Austria155142
Ghana144144
Sri Lanka10977
Albania104109
Bolivia9090
Turkmenistan8989
North Korea8686
Mali8281
Jordan8255
Syria7778
Benin7767
Israel7674
Portugal7162
Dominican Republic6968
Sweden6955
Lebanon6971
Taiwan6458
North Macedonia6359
Cuba5785
DR Congo5656
Hungary5449
Czech Republic5345
Moldova4950
Bosnia and Herzegovina4640
Armenia4437
Switzerland4340
Denmark4342
Zambia4140
Slovakia4033
Thailand3737
Costa Rica3728
Rwanda3441
Serbia3330
Paraguay3232
Finland3031
Uruguay3030
Bulgaria2831
Lithuania2624
Namibia2626
Chad2222
Nicaragua2130
Iraq2029
Croatia1618
Honduras1414
Oman149
Slovenia1310
Ireland1210
Panama1215
Georgia129
Latvia128
Madagascar1111
Mongolia1110
Botswana109
Haiti99
Kuwait87
Malta78
Cyprus55
Zimbabwe44
Qatar33
Mauritius35
Cape Verde33
El Salvador22
Jamaica22
Guyana23
Republic of the Congo11
Luxembourg11
Montenegro11
Bahamas11
Barbados11
Ecuador
South Sudan
New Zealand
Bahrain
Estonia
Fiji
Bhutan
Maldives
Sao Tome and Principe
Antigua and Barbuda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
World100,84495,956
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Which country produces the most onions?

China is the world's largest onion producer, harvesting nearly 24 million metric tons.

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