Which Country Produces the Most Pulses in the World?

Other Non-Perennial Crops November 09, 2017
Author: Irina Andreeva
Market Analyst

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In 2015, the countries with the highest levels of pulses production were India (1,057 thousand tonnes), Russia (566 thousand tonnes), the United Kingdom (305 thousand tonnes), together accounting for 40% of total output.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of pulses production among the main producing countries was attained by Russia (+35.0% per year), while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the output figures.

Top 10 Pulses Producing Countries in the World

1. India (1,057K Tonnes)
2. Russia (566K Tonnes)
3. United Kingdom (305K Tonnes)
4. Poland (264K Tonnes)
5. Mozambique (226K Tonnes)
6. Sudan (former) (145K Tonnes)
7. Viet Nam (141K Tonnes)
8. United Republic of Tanzania (132K Tonnes)
9. Pakistan (132K Tonnes)
10. China (127K Tonnes)

Global Pulses Production

Global pulses production amounted to 4,874 thousand tonnes in 2015, rising by +5.1% against the previous year level. Overall, the global pulses 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 +5.5%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2012, when the output figure increased by +18% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global pulses production reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

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

The world pulses harvested area amounted to 6,247 thousand ha in 2015, which was 2.3% more than the previous year figure. The pulses harvested area indicated a noticeable increase over the period under review, representing a compound annual growth rate of +5.2% from 2007 to 2015. This trend pattern, however, indicated some mild fluctuations over the recent years. Over the period under review, the total pulses harvested area peaked in 2015, and is likely to continue its expansion in the immediate term, following rising demand over the globe.

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Source: World: Pulses - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast