World Rice Production

by Chrystal Shannon
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It is interesting to note that out of the total world rice production of more than 400 million tonnes, 50% is produced in two countries, China and India. China produces mainly short and long grain rice, whereas India produces long grain and also a small quantity of an aromatic variety called Basmati.

Country

Production (1,000 tonnes)

1

China

190,000

2

India

118,512

3

Indonesia

46,000

4

Bangledesh

27,753

5

Vietnam

25,152

6

Thailand

21,515

7

Myanmar

16,987

8

Japan

13,400

9

Phillippines

10,500

10

Brazil

10,000

11

USA

7,886

12

Pakistan

5,550

Total Rice Production

543,963

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