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Top-Producing Countries

Name the countries that are the leading producers of each product. In the first column, you have to name the #1 producer, but in the other column you can name either of the top two.
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Sources: Wikipedia, FAOStat
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Last updated: January 26, 2024
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First submittedJune 21, 2010
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Product
Top Producer
Corn (maize)
United States
Coal
China
Sugarcane
Brazil
Avocados
Mexico
Mangoes
India
Apricots
Turkey
Maple syrup
Canada
Cobalt
D. R. Congo
Product
Top 2 Producers
Wine
Italy | France
Coffee
Brazil | Vietnam
Dates
Egypt | Saudi Arabia
Copper
Chile | Peru
Quinoa
Peru | Bolivia
Diamonds
Russia | Botswana
Rubber
Thailand | Indonesia
Product
Top 2 Producers
Cassava
Nigeria | D. R. Congo
Rapeseed oil
(canola)
Canada | Germany
Olive oil
Spain | Italy
Cocoa beans
Ivory Coast | Ghana
Cork
Portugal | Spain
Palm oil
Indonesia | Malaysia
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Level 85
Jun 30, 2019
I had no idea Turkey was famous for apricots.
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Level 73
Jul 3, 2019
I only guessed it because the apricots I buy at Trader Joe's are called "Turkish Apricots."
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Level 92
Jul 5, 2019
Apricots and hazelnuts. Match made in heaven.
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Level 75
Jul 9, 2019
Ugh, how could you defile hazelnuts like that?
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Level 46
Aug 7, 2019
If only I could eat hazelnuts...
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Level 88
Mar 27, 2020
Sounds like a bad $10 coffee.
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Level 82
Jan 26, 2024
And poppy seeds. Also second in legal opium (overtaken by Tasmania), there's even a city called Afyon (opium).
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Level 68
Aug 9, 2019
I saw many many apricots drying on the roofs of houses in Turkey.
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Level 65
Aug 7, 2019
Huh, I was somewhat expecting China to be present in more than one category. I guess manufacturing is where they're stronger
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Level ∞
Jun 20, 2021
We tried to avoid too many repeats. China leads the world in a huge number of agricultural and resource-extraction categories. It would be a boring quiz if you just guessed "China" for half of the answers.
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Level 63
Aug 7, 2019
Very interesting quiz!
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Level 79
Aug 9, 2019
I'm surprised you don't have Kazakhstan on here for potassium. They're potassium is superior to all other potassium.
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Level 93
Jun 21, 2021
:D
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Level 79
Jul 16, 2021
Their* :D
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Level 70
Jan 30, 2022
Have you seen the Borat version of the Kazkh anthem played at a gold medal ceremony of a shooting competition held in Kuwait? If not, you're in for a treat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ou3lW32EXL0
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Level ∞
Jan 26, 2024
They're also by far the largest producer of Uranium.
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Level 70
Jan 26, 2024
They also invented toffee and trouser belt!
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Level 68
Jun 16, 2020
I don’t even know what ‘cork’ is.... guessed Ireland... didn’t work :(
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Level 60
Sep 21, 2020
Cork is basically a chunk of dead plant cells, unfortunately, I don't know how they make it. They plug wine bottles with it though.
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Level 69
Feb 14, 2021
cork is tree bark.
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Level 82
Jun 20, 2021
It's bark from a species of oak called predictably "cork oak". Portugal produces over 80% I think.
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Level 76
Jun 20, 2021
Vigorous trees, too. If I'm not mistaken, the oldest cork tree still in use was planted in the late 1700s.
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Level 71
Jun 28, 2021
Ireland has the biggest Cork at 187 km²
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Level 71
Feb 6, 2024
And 124,391 people fit into it!
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Level 86
Jan 27, 2024
You don’t know what cork is?
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Level 91
Jun 23, 2021
Good quiz, thank you.
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Level 84
Jun 26, 2021
They got an awful lot of coffee in Vietnam. Hmm, kinda catchy. Think I'll make a song about that...
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Level 46
Jul 16, 2021
And that's why they beat uncle Sam in good old Vietnam it's all in the coffee man!
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Level 46
Jul 18, 2021
A V O C A D O S F R O M M E X I C O
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Level 71
Jan 15, 2022
I once tutored an ESL student from the Mexican state of Michoacán. Even though it's not a particularly rich area of Mexico, he told me that it produces more avocados than any other part of Mexico, and is called the "Avocado Capital of the World." In fact, it accounts for 92% of Mexico's avocado production! I find that pretty amazing.
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Level 75
Jan 26, 2024
Which is pretty crazy, because when travelling around Mexico for 2 months, I saw avocados growing all over the place. Michoacan itself must be over 90% avocado
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Level 82
Jan 30, 2022
Yugoslavia and the USSR are the top countries that produce the most countries.
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Level 71
Jul 20, 2022
What about the British Empire? I think it leaves the USSR and Yugoslavia in the dust.
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Level 79
Jan 26, 2024
Just missed rapeseed oil :/
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Level 75
Feb 6, 2024
I've spent many a long day in the Spanish Cork mines