Which Country Produces the Most Dry Beans in the World?

Other Non-Perennial Crops October 13, 2017
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

In 2015, the countries with the highest levels of production in 2015 were Myanmar (4,998 thousand tonnes), India (4,217 thousand tonnes), Brazil (3,494 thousand tonnes), together accounting for 46% of total output.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of dry bean production among the main producing countries was attained by Myanmar (+7.4% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Top 10 Dry Bean Producing Countries in the World

1. Myanmar (4,998K Tonnes)
2. India (4,217K Tonnes)
3. Brazil (3,494K Tonnes)
4. Mexico (1,410K Tonnes)
5. United States (1,155K Tonnes)
6. United Republic of Tanzania (1,058K Tonnes)
7. China (1,003K Tonnes)
8. Uganda (903K Tonnes)
9. Kenya (644K Tonnes)
10. Angola (575K Tonnes)

Global Dry Bean Production

Global dry bean production amounted to 27,365 thousand tonnes in 2015, rising by +3.1% against the previous year level. Overall, the global dry bean output pursued a pronounced growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total output figures increased at an average annual rate of +3.1%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, when the output figure increased by +13% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global dry bean production attained its maximum volume of 27,365 thousand tonnes in 2008. From 2009 to 2015, the total dry bean output growth failed to regain its strength.

Over the analyzed period, an increase in global dry bean production was primarily driven by popularity of healthy eating and growth of population. Furthermore, these key drivers are expected to continue promoting the dry bean output in the immediate term. This general positive trend was largely conditioned by a measured expansion of the harvested area and solid gains of the yield figures.

The world dry bean harvested area amounted to 31,174 thousand ha in 2015, which was 1.8% more than the previous year figure. The dry bean harvested area indicated a slight increase over the period under review, representing a compound annual growth rate of +0.8% from 2007 to 2015. This trend pattern was relatively stable throughout the analyzed period. Over the period under review, the total dry bean harvested area peaked in 2015, and is likely to continue its expansion in the immediate term, following rising demand for globally.

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Source: World: Beans (Dry) - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast