Rice is one of the world’s most popular crops, and it’s no wonder why. Not only is it a staple food in many cultures, but it’s also relatively easy to grow. In fact, rice is grown in more than 90 countries around the world. If you’re curious about where rice is produced the most, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we will count down the top 10 countries in rice production in 2019. From India to China and beyond, read on to learn about the world’s leading rice producers.
Total Rice Production by Japan in 2019: 10.52 Million Tonnes
Japan is one of the top countries in rice production, and 2019 was no exception. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japanese farmers produced 10.4 million tons of rice in 2019, an increase of 2% from 2018. The majority of Japanese rice is produced in the Kanto region, which includes Tokyo.
There have been several developments in Japanese rice production in recent years. In particular, new varieties of rice have been developed that are more resistant to pests and disease. These new varieties have helped to increase yields and improve the quality of the crop.
In addition, new methods of cultivation have been introduced, such as no-till farming. This method reduces soil erosion and increases the amount of organic matter in the soil, which is beneficial for plant growth.
As a result of these developments, Japanese rice production has increased steadily in recent years. With further improvements in technology and husbandry, it is likely that this trend will continue in the future.
Total Rice Production by Cambodia in 2019: 10.88 Million Tonnes
According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Cambodia produced 6.79 million metric tons of milled rice in 2019, an increase of 2.5% from 2018. The country’s rice yield also increased slightly, from 3.68 tons per hectare to 3.69 tons per hectare.
Cambodia’s rice sector has been growing steadily in recent years, thanks to strong government support and improved infrastructure. In 2019, the government launched a new five-year plan to further increase rice production and exports. The plan includes measures to improve irrigation systems, promote the use of quality inputs, and provide financial assistance to farmers.
If successful, the new plan could help Cambodia become one of the world’s leading rice exporters. The country is already among the top 10 producers of milled rice, and ranks fourth in terms of exports.
Total Rice Production by Philippines in 2019: 18.81 Million Tonnes
2019 was a big year for rice production in the Philippines. The country produced a record-breaking 20.4 million metric tons of rice, breaking the previous record of 19.7 million metric tons set in 2017. The Philippines is now the world’s second-largest producer of rice, behind only China.
The Philippines has long been a major producer of rice, but it was only recently that the country surpassed India to become the second-largest producer in the world. The increase in production is largely due to new developments in technology and infrastructure that have made it easier to grow and harvest rice.
In 2019, the Philippines introduced new hybrid varieties of rice that are more resistant to pests and diseases. These new varieties have helped farmers increase their yields and produce more rice with less effort. Additionally, the government has invested heavily in irrigation systems and developed new roads and railways to transport rice from farms to markets.
All of these factors have contributed to the Philippines’ record-breaking rice production in 2019. With continued investments in agriculture, it is likely that the Philippines will maintain its position as one of the world’s top producers of rice.
Total Rice Production by Myanmar in 2019: 26.26 Million Tonnes
In Myanmar, rice is the staple food and is grown throughout the country. The average farm size is 1.6 hectares. In 2019, rice production was 10.3 million metric tons, an increase from 9.8 million metric tons in 2018. The main rice-growing areas are in the Ayeyarwady and Bago Regions, with over 70% of the country’s paddy fields located in these two regions.
Myanmar is one of the world’s top exporters of rice, with exports totaling 4.1 million metric tons in 2019. The majority of Myanmar’s rice exports go to China, followed by Bangladesh and India. Other major markets for Myanmar’s rice include Vietnam, Thailand, and the Philippines.
In recent years, there has been a shift from traditional varieties of rice to more modern varieties that have higher yields. Newer varieties of seeds, improved irrigation methods, and the use of fertilizers have all contributed to increases in yield. For example, in 2018-2019, average yields increased by 5% to 7%.
The government has also been investing in infrastructure development projects that will improve transportation and storage facilities for rice farmers and traders. These initiatives will help to reduce post-harvest losses and ensure that more Myanmar Rice reaches international markets.
Total Rice Production by Thailand in 2019: 28.61 Million Tonnes
Thailand is the second-largest exporter of rice in the world and one of the top producers of rice. In 2019, Thailand produced more than 20 million tons of milled rice, making it the fourth-largest producer of milled rice in the world.
Thailand has a long history of rice production and is one of the first places where rice was cultivated. Rice is a staple food in Thailand and is grown on about 12% of the country’s total land area. The majority of Thai farmers grow rice on small family farms.
In recent years, Thailand has made significant investments in its rice production industry and has developed new varieties of high-yielding rice that are resistant to pests and diseases. These new varieties have helped to increase yields and improve the quality of Thai rice.
The Thai government has also implemented policies to support the country’s rice farmers, including subsidies for seed, fertilizer, and irrigation water. In addition, the government has created programs to help farmers access credit and insurance.
As a result of these investments and policies, Thailand’s rice production has increased significantly in recent years. In 2019, Thailand produced more than 20 million tons of milled rice, making it the fourth-largest producer of milled rice in the world.
Total Rice Production by Vietnam in 2019: 43.49 Million Tonnes
In 2019, Vietnam saw a number of developments in its rice production, most notably an increase in yield and area harvested. The country produced a record-breaking 20.8 million metric tons of rice in 2019, up from 18.9 million metric tons the previous year. This increase was largely due to an expansion in the area planted to rice, which grew by 2.7% to 3.85 million hectares.
Vietnamese farmers also saw an improvement in average yields, rising from 4.98 metric tons per hectare in 2018 to 5.37 metric tons per hectare in 2019. This yield increase was due to better weather conditions and the use of more modern farming techniques and inputs. The government’s continued investments in the agricultural sector also played a role in boosting productivity.
These developments have solidified Vietnam’s position as one of the world’s top rice producers. The country is now the second largest exporter of rice, behind only India, and is expected to continue expanding its production in the years ahead.
Total Rice Production by Bangladesh in 2019: 54.58 Million Tonnes
In Bangladesh, rice is the staple food crop and plays a vital role in the country’s economy. Bangladesh is the world’s fourth-largest rice
producer, with a production of around 33 million metric tons in 2019. The country has made significant progress in rice production in recent years, due to government initiatives and investments in the agricultural sector.
The government of Bangladesh has been working to improve rice production through various programs and policies. One of the main initiatives is the National Rice Research Program (NRRP), which was launched in 2015. The NRRP aims to promote research and development activities for improving rice productivity and quality. It also provides support for irrigation, infrastructure, and extension services.
Under the NRRP, various projects have been undertaken to improve yield and quality of Bangladeshi rice. These include developing new high-yielding varieties of rice, improving water management practices, expanding irrigation coverage, and promoting the use of modern farm inputs such as fertilizers and pesticides. As a result of these efforts, Bangladesh has seen a significant increase in its rice production over the past few years.
In 2019, Bangladesh produced around 33 million metric tons of rice, making it the fourth-largest producer in the world. The country’s average yield has also increased significantly, from 2.7 tons per hectare in 2010 to 3.3 tons per hectare in 2019. In addition to this, there has been a marked improvement in the quality of Banglades
Total Rice Production by Indonesia in 2019: 54.60 Million Tonnes
In 2019, Indonesia’s rice production is forecast to increase to a record high of 40.5 million tons (milled basis), up 2 percent from the previous year. The area planted is expected to remain unchanged at 12.6 million hectares, while the yield is expected to increase marginally to 3.22 tons per hectare. The increase in production will be driven by higher yields as farmers benefit from continued access to improved seeds and better agronomic practices.
Indonesia is the world’s second-largest producer of rice, behind only China. The country is also the second-largest exporter of rice, shipping out around 4 million tons in 2018 (the most recent year for which data is available). Much of this export volume goes to neighboring countries in Southeast Asia, such as Malaysia and Singapore. Indonesia also has a large domestic market for rice, with consumption estimated at around 60 kg per person per year.
Total Rice Production by India in 2019: 177.64 Million Tonnes
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), India is the world’s largest producer of rice, with a production of 116.47 million metric tons in 2019. India is followed by China, with a production of 106.37 million metric tons, and Indonesia, with a production of 37.54 million metric tons.
The top five countries in terms of rice production are all located in Asia. In fact, Asia as a whole accounts for 92 percent of the world’s total rice production.
Rice is an important food crop in India and plays a significant role in the country’s economy. Rice is grown in almost all parts of India, with the exception of the high altitude areas such as the Himalayas.
In 2019, there have been several developments in rice production in India. One development is that the Indian government has devised a new scheme to promote the organic farming of rice. Under this scheme, farmers will be given financial assistance to convert their farms to organic farms and produce organic rice. The government has also set up an Organic Farming Board to promote and oversee this initiative.
Another development is that the Indian government has decided to increase the minimum support price (MSP) for rice by Rs 200 per quintal (100 kg). This move is expected to benefit around 50 million farmers in India who grow rice.
Total Rice Production by China in 2019: 209.61 Million Tonnes
In 2019, China produced 144.57 million metric tons of milled rice, making it the world’s leading producer of grain. The country has an extensive history of rice cultivation, with evidence of the crop being grown in the Yangtze River Valley as early as 10,000 BC. Today, rice is grown throughout China, with the major production areas being in the provinces of Yunnan, Sichuan, Guangdong, and Guangxi.
Rice production in China has seen a number of developments in recent years. One significant change has been an increase in the use of mechanization in rice cultivation. In 2018, it was estimated that around 60% of Chinese rice farms were using some form of machinery for tasks such as planting and harvesting. This is a significant increase from previous years when manual labor was more commonly used. The use of machinery reduces the amount of time and labor needed for rice production, which can help to lower costs and increase efficiency.
Another development in Chinese rice production has been an increase in the use of hybrid varieties. Hybridization is a process whereby two different varieties of plants are bred together to create a new variety that combines the best characteristics of both parent plants. Hybrid rice varieties typically have higher yield potential than non-hybrid varieties. In 2018, it was estimated that over 50% of all rice planted in China was hybrid variety. This is up from just 10% in 2000. The increased use of hybrid varieties has