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Soybean Production by Country 2024

It has been grown for hundreds of years, but only found its way to the US through Asian migration and exports. Today, in the US and across the globe soybeans are used in food, products, and even as fuel components. Canada is generally given credit for cultivating soybeans, and gave birth to the rise of soybean production in North America.

How much soybean does US and Canada produce today, and how about Asia, where it has been a staple for millenniums? Here is a look at soybean production by country and how countries rank in tons of production.

Country
Production 2022
Brazil120.7M
United States116.4M
Argentina43.9M
China20.3M
India13M
Canada6.5M
Russia6M
Paraguay4.5M
Bolivia3.5M
Ukraine3.4M

Soybeans: A Staple Around the World

Although countries like the US and Brazil lead the world in soybean production today, as the soybean production by country list reveals, every country does farm soybeans. That alone speaks to the usefulness and value of soybeans around the world. It is also a considerable revenue for those aforementioned major producers.

There are few agricultural products that serve as many purposes and that offer the type of versatility that soybeans do. That also explains the massive quantities of soybean production from the US and Brazil. Soybeans, they are seemingly in every kind of food and product we use and consume today, and a staple in the diets and lives of billions around the globe.

  • All data expressed in tons (t)

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Country
Production 2022
Production 2021
Production 2020
Production 2019
Production 2018
Brazil120.7M134.8M121.8M114.3M117.9M
United States116.4M121.5M114.7M96.7M120.5M
Argentina43.9M46.2M48.8M55.3M37.8M
China20.3M16.4M19.6M18.1M16M
India13M12.6M11.2M13.3M10.9M
Canada6.5M6.2M6.4M6.1M7.4M
Russia6M4.8M4.3M4.4M4M
Paraguay4.5M10.5M11M8.5M11M
Bolivia3.5M3.3M2.8M3M2.9M
Ukraine3.4M3.5M2.8M3.7M4.5M
South Africa1.1M1.9M1.2M1.2M1.5M
Nigeria1.1M1.2M1.3M800K660K
Italy943.4K923.5K1M1M1.2M
Uruguay647.8K1.7M2M2.8M1.3M
Zambia475.4K411.1K296.9K281.4K302.7K
Serbia398.6K540.2K751.6K700.5K645.6K
France375.8K439.4K406.8K428.5K398.5K
Benin306.2K291.3K254K257K222K
Indonesia301K215K291K424K953.6K
Romania258.5K367.7K340.8K440.1K492.7K
Kazakhstan250.4K237.8K260.6K282.2K255.4K
Austria248.4K237.8K204.9K217.8K186.5K
Japan242.8K246.5K218.9K217.8K211.3K
Mexico241.4K288.2K246K232.7K324K
Togo236.4K207.6K154.5K124.6K92.4K
Malawi220K264.5K210K180K175.5K
Iran210K200K190K180K160K
Ghana200K190K182K180K176.7K
Croatia194.8K227.9K266K244.3K245.2K
Ethiopia190K185.5K208.7K125.6K149.5K
North Korea180K190K229.9K263.9K135.3K
Turkey155K182K155.2K150K140K
Burkina Faso152.5K106.7K98.5K51.7K31.3K
Colombia142K122.5K119.4K114.1K92.2K
Uganda140K265.9K160K126K107.6K
Hungary134.5K156.6K165.8K169.6K181.2K
Myanmar131.2K133.7K135.1K141.9K143.7K
South Korea129.9K110.8K80.9K105.3K89.4K
Germany120.5K106.6K90.5K84.1K58.7K
Slovakia98.8K165.2K132.2K119.7K107K
Bangladesh98.6K91.2K104.8K110.8K98.7K
Cameroon97.7K110K93.2K65.2K59.7K
Czech Republic65.5K51.5K33K27.8K25.3K
Australia57.2K40.2K17.3K15.1K28.9K
Cambodia56.4K63K47.5K42.1K91.8K
Vietnam52.1K59.1K65.4K77.3K81.3K
Zimbabwe51.4K54.4K59.7K23K69.7K
Mozambique50K115K75K55K55K
Poland43.8K21K16K15.5K10.4K
Guatemala43K42K41K39K38K
Bosnia and Herzegovina42.6K24.9K37.2K23.8K23.3K
Tanzania41.1K75K45K23K21.3K
Egypt38K62.6K36.4K36.3K47K
Angola37.4K37.3K38K37.4K35.3K
Nepal35.1K30.6K34.5K31.6K27.7K
Uzbekistan34.9K29.5K7.5K10.9K11.4K
Rwanda34.1K26.9K23.8K24.5K22.8K
Moldova32.4K50.5K33.4K64.2K57.7K
Ecuador29.5K20.1K27.2K39.5K25.5K
Belize27.1K17.3K13.7K7.8K11.8K
DR Congo27K26.3K25.7K25K24.4K
Thailand20.8K21.2K22.8K26.3K41.2K
Mali20.1K15.9K14.7K10.4K6.7K
Laos14.8K14.5K14.6K12.2K8.4K
Bulgaria10.2K2.8K6.2K7.6K4.7K
Nicaragua10K10K10K10K5.7K
Switzerland6.2K5.8K5.2K5.3K3.7K
Venezuela6.1K7.6K6.7K4.6K12K
Slovenia5.3K4.8K5K4.2K5.3K
El Salvador5.2K5.2K5.2K5.2K5.2K
Taiwan5K4.2K4.4K4.8K4.4K
Gabon3.9K3.9K3.9K3.9K4K
Sri Lanka3.8K3.8K7.9K2.2K2.5K
Spain3.8K4.8K4.6K5.2K4.3K
Liberia3.3K3.3K3.4K3.3K3.3K
Kyrgyzstan3.1K2.8K2.4K2.8K2.9K
Georgia3K3K4K2K2K
Burundi2.4K2.4K2.5K2.6K2.4K
Syria2.4K4.5K6.2K2.1K1.7K
Lithuania2.3K2.2K2.6K2.3K3.5K
Kenya2K2.3K2.4K2.4K2.4K
Honduras1.6K1.6K1.6K2K2.2K
Peru1.6K1.7K1.5K1.5K1.5K
Morocco1K1K1K1K1K
Cuba1K1K
Timor Leste821362852868888
Albania686373441605744
Greece6801.2K1.8K3.7K2.5K
Philippines626407554659658
Ivory Coast575573557593570
Panama9898989995
North Macedonia7350506564
Bhutan5890234171107
Madagascar4647474747
Iraq3334333335
Azerbaijan3030293029
Tajikistan2120202121
Luxembourg202030
Pakistan9482011528
Suriname455117
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Which country produces the most Soybeans?

The world's leading soybean producer is Brazil, which produces 120-135 million tons each year. The United states is second, with annual production usually within 10 million tons of Brazil's. Argentina is third, with annual production of approximately 40 million tons.

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