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Countries By Total Agricultural Production

Name the countries that have the greatest total value of crop production, both in absolute numbers and per capita.
According to FAOSTAT. For 2016 in USD.
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Last updated: July 30, 2019
First submittedJune 7, 2017
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Total
Answer
1230 bil
China
358 bil
India
328 bil
United States
166 bil
Brazil
137 bil
Indonesia
87.3 bil
Japan
70.6 bil
Russia
66.7 bil
Turkey
66.1 bil
France
49.9 bil
Pakistan
Total
Answer
48.3 bil
Iran
47.1 bil
Italy
45.3 bil
Mexico
44.4 bil
Germany
43.3 bil
Vietnam
39.7 bil
Argentina
39.4 bil
Canada
37.1 bil
Thailand
36.9 bil
South Korea
35.0 bil
Spain
Per Capita
Answer
2649
New Zealand
1408
Denmark
1376
Ireland
1373
Mauritius
1368
Australia
1361
Greece
1327
Uruguay
1124
Belarus
1086
Canada
1072
Costa Rica
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level ∞
Jun 7, 2017
I did make one change to the FAO data to remove Venezuela. Venezuela doesn't have a strong agricultural sector and actually imports much of their food. But the FAO data don't reflect this. Why? My guess is that it has to do with the fact that the "official" exchange between Bolivars and Dollars is 10/1, while the actual market value is over 1000/1.
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level ∞
Jul 30, 2019
2019 update. Venezuela has disappeared from the latest version of the FAOStat data.
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level 80
Jun 7, 2017
Actually, closer to 7000 to 1 (dolartoday.com)
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level 74
Jun 7, 2017
So it's not actually agricultural production, but agricultural sales?
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level 42
Oct 27, 2017
Mauritius is really weird to appear here, going to check it on google maps now to see their fields!
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level 70
Nov 12, 2019
I only guessed Mauritius because I just read about how vanilla is one of the most expensive crops, and Mauritius is one of the countries that grows it. It looks like their main crop is sugar cane though.
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level 55
Oct 27, 2017
New Zealand is the greatest
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level 40
Oct 27, 2017
24/29 + 83% + better than 82.3% = 0/5 points??? How come?
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level 77
Oct 27, 2017
The total column was easy. Per capita was almost impossible though I got half of them including #1 which seemed obvious.
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level 67
Aug 12, 2019
Yeap, the Per Capita was pure guess work. A few on there I would have been guessing for quite a while before I got to them.
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level 77
Nov 12, 2019
I was deceived by the quiz name and only noticed the per capita column when there was too little time to do anything about it.
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level 79
Oct 27, 2017
I was surprised that Chile wasn't on the second list. Small population relatively and a bunch of high value fruit crops. Or is it just considering the value of cereal crops? If it's just the cereal crops then it probably should be mentioned in the title. If it's just cereal crops does it include cereal that is grown as fodder or just for human consumption?
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level 76
Jul 31, 2019
I think it's all crops, NZ doesn't grow many cereal crops for example. A lot of that would be coming from grapes (for wine) or kiwifruit. From the FAOSTAT world food and agriculture statistical pocketbook, NZ exports $1.8 billion worth of fruit and vegetables, but only $0.4 billion worth of cereal. Chile does export $6 billion worth of fruit and vegetables, but is a net importer of cereal and has 5 times the population.
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level 67
Oct 27, 2017
"Per capita" got me as usual.
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level 54
Oct 27, 2017
Didn't expect Japan. Googled it, looks like it's about fish and high quality stuff
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level 76
Jul 31, 2019
The per capita one was difficult. All of them seem logical in hindsight, but it's a pretty random list.
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level 58
Nov 12, 2019
Interesting to not see any (continental) African countries on here, given that much of their populations are in the agricultural sector.
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level 30
Nov 13, 2019
only got Mauritius cos of a taxi driver who told us all about the sugar cane..
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