Crop Productions

The following list, derived from the statistics of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) unless otherwise noted, lists the most important agricultural products produced by the countries of the world.[1] The value and production of individual crops varies substantially from year to year as prices fluctuate on the world and country markets and weather and other factors influence production.

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Rice in 2012 was the most valuable agricultural crop in the world. It was second to maize (corn) in the quantity produced of cereal products. This rice field is in Cambodia.

Rank  Crop value in thousand
US dollars (2012)
production in metric
tons (2012)
Top producing country
& value (2011)
1 Rice, paddy $186,667,648 722,599,583 $49.6 billion (MainlandChina)
2 Cow’s milk, whole, fresh $183,583,111 614,578,723 $27.6 billion (United States)
3 Cattle, meat $170,272,001 63,031,582 $30.6 billion (United States)
4 Pig, meat $167,007,794 108,641,257 $77.9 billion (Mainland China)
5 Chicken, meat $128,199,164 90,001,779 $24.4 billion (United States)
6 Wheat $84,281,536 701,395,334 $13.7 billion (Mainland China)
7 Soybeans $65,903,601 262,037,569 $21.8 billion (United States)
8 Tomatoes $58,223,483 159,347,031 $17.9 billion (Mainland China)
9 Sugar cane $56,903,836 1,800,377,642 $23.9 billion (Brazil)
10 Maize (Corn) $55,478,433 885,289,935 $26.4 billion (United States)
11 Eggs, in shell $53,998,997 65,181,280 $19.8 billion (Mainland China)
12 Potatoes $49,681,577 373,158,351 $12.6 billion (Mainland China)
13 Vegetables, not elsewhere specified $45,936,531 268,833,780 $25.3 billion (Mainland China)
14 Grapes $39,494,901 69,093,293 $5.2 billion (Mainland China)
15 Water Buffalomilk $37,673,032 95,888,113 $26.0 billion (India)
16 Cotton, lint $37,363,750 26,143,049 $9.4 billion (Mainland China)
17 Apples $31,706,244 75,484,671 $15.2 billion (Mainland China)
18 Bananas $29,721,954 107,142,187 $8.4 billion (India)
19 Cassava $24,924,197 256,404,044 $5.5 billion (Nigeria)
20 Mangos,Mangosteens,Guavas $23,338,979 38,953,166 $9.1 billion (India)
21 Sheep, meat $22,406,097 8,229,068 $5.6 billion (Mainland China)
22 Coffee $22,000,000 8,034,000 $10.0 billion (est)[2](Brazil)
23 Palm oil $20,753,874 47,703,805 $9.3 billion (Indonesia)
24 Onions, dry $18,121,063 86,343,822 $5.2 billion (Mainland China)
25 Beans, dry and green $17,490,000 $6.2 billion (Mainland China)
26 Peanuts, in shell $17,226,072 40,016,584 $7.0 billion (Mainland China)
27 Olives $16,450,780 20,545,421 $6.3 billion (Spain)
28 Rapeseed $15,260,000 $3.9 billion (Canada)
29 Chilis andpeppers, green and dry $13,320,000 $7.5 billion (Mainland China)
30 Rubber $12,790,000 $3.8 billion (Thailand)
31 Tea $12,356,000 4,520,000 $4.1 billion (Mainland China)
32 Oranges $12,090,000 $3.8 billion (Brazil)
33 Cucumbers $11,580,000 $9.1 billion (Mainland China)
34 Yams $11,560,000 $7.6 billion (Nigeria)
35 Peaches,nectarines $10,920,000 $6.3 billion (Mainland China)
36 Lettuce,Chicory $10,840,000 $6.3 billion (Mainland China)
37 Cacao(Chocolate) $10,200,000 4,082,000 $3.1 billion[3](Republic of Côte d’Ivoire(Ivory Coast))
38 Goat, meat $9,970,000 $4.5 billion (Mainland China)
39 Sunflowerseed $9,830,000 $2.5 billion (Russia)
40 Sugar beets $9,790,000 $1.6 billion (France)
41 Watermelons $9,770,000 $7.4 billion (Mainland China)
42 Buffalo, meat $9,410,000 $4.0 billion (India)
43 Asparagus $7,440,000 $6.6 billion (Mainland China)
44 Turkey, meat $7,060,000 3.4 billion (United States)
45 Carrots,Turnips $7,010, 000 $3.9 billion (Mainland China)
46 Duck, meat $6,760,000 4.6 billion (Mainland China)
47 Coconuts $6,190,000 $1.9 billion (India)
48 Tangerines $6,100,000 $3.1 billion (Mainland China)
49 Almonds $5,559,000 $2.2 billion (United States)
50 Lemons,Limes $5,310,000 $0.9 billion (Mainland China)
51 Strawberries $5,300,000 $1.8 billion (United States)
52 Walnuts $5,040,000 $2.6 billion (Mainland China)

Source: Food and Agricultural Organization