How much rice does China produce per year?
Which is the largest rice producing province in China?
Hunan is the largest rice-producing province, and most rice production is in the Yangtze River Valley (or farther south) where ample supplies of water are available.
Based on a comparison of 154 countries in 2017, Bangladesh ranked the highest in rice consumption per capita with 268 kg followed by Laos and Cambodia. On the other end of the scale was Serbia with 0.997 kg, Tunisia with 1.22 kg and Poland with 1.61 kg.
Globally, the top rice-producing country is China, followed by India.
Global Rice Production and Consumption Globally, the top rice-producing country is China, followed by India.
China – Rice, paddy production quantity In 2019, rice, paddy production for China was 211 million tonnes. Though China rice, paddy production fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through 1970 – 2019 period ending at 211 million tonnes in 2019.
Rice production in China is an important part of the national economy. It produces the highest rice yields in Asia, at 6.5 tonnes per hectare. Rice is produced throughout the nation and is believed to have been domesticated around the Yangtze River Valley and Yellow River from 7000 BC.
30.08 million hectares
The statistic shows the acreage of rice in China between 2010 and 2020. In 2020, the acreage of rice plantations in China amounted to around 30.08 million hectares.
As the most populous country in the world, China also consumes more rice than any other country, with 149 million metric tons consumed in 2020/2021. Following China, India is ranked second with 106.5 million metric tons of rice consumption in the same period.
Currently self-sufficient in rice production, China’s most important food crop, the annual production of about 206 million metric tons (MMT) represents 28% of global rice supply1,2.