Major Rice Producing Countries
My current text-based format does not support graphical elements directly; however, I can provide data for major rice producing countries, which you can then use with software like Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, or any other data visualization tools to create graphs yourself. Below is my last knowledge update in January 2022:
Note that these figures are estimates and may change year to year depending on weather conditions, agricultural practices, and government policies. You can input a graph from these numbers into a spreadsheet program and select either bar charts or pie charts as suitable visualization tools to illustrate production levels in these countries.
At my last knowledge update in January 2022, several countries were significant rice producers, contributing significantly to global production levels. Below is a ranking of major rice-producing nations by their production levels:
China: China is the world’s leading producer of rice. With centuries of cultivation behind it and an abundant selection of varieties produced each year, this nation continues to lead in making this ancient crop.
China: approximately 238 Million Metric Tons
India: India is the second-largest producer of rice worldwide and is widely recognized for producing aromatic Basmati and non-Basmati varieties.
India: Approximately 155 million metric tons
Indonesia: Indonesia is one of Southeast Asia’s major producers, producing many varieties of jasmine rice and others.
Indonesia: Approximately 75 million metric tons
Bangladesh: Bangladesh is an integral component of South Asian rice production. A staple food, it produces several varieties to satisfy domestic consumption.
Bangladesh: Approximately 35 million metric tons
Vietnam: Vietnam is well known for producing delicious jasmine rice, making it one of the leading global exporting nations.
Vietnam: Approximately 29 million metric tons
Thailand: Thailand is another leader in the global rice export market, boasting Jasmine rice, which is much sought-after by consumers worldwide.
Thailand: Approximately 20 million metric tons
Myanmar (Burma): Myanmar is one of Southeast Asia’s major producers, both domestically and for export.
Myanmar (Burma): Approximately 15 million metric tons.
Philippines: Rice is an integral component of Filipino life, and production is one of the highest in Southeast Asia.
Philippines: Approximately 13 million metric tons
Brazil: Brazil is one of the leading rice producers in South America, cultivating most of their harvest in southern regions.
Brazil: Approximately 12 million metric tons
United States: The U.S. is home to significant rice producers, particularly in Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.
United States: Approximately 7 million metric tons
Pakistan: Pakistan is well known for producing both Basmati and non-Basmati rice varieties and is one of the leading exporters of this staple crop.
Pakistan: Approximately 7 million metric tons
Japan: Japan is an iconic rice producer known for its high-grade varieties used for traditional Japanese dishes such as sushi and sashimi.
Japan: Approximately 7 million metric tons
Egypt: Egypt is one of the leading rice producers in Africa and the Middle East, cultivating their crops along the Nile.
Egypt: Approximately 6 million metric tons
Nigeria: Nigeria is Africa’s leading producer and consumer of rice. A staple food, rice is consumed throughout Nigeria as part of their daily meals.
Nigeria: Approximately 6 million metric tons
Cambodia: Cambodia is well known for producing fragrant varieties such as Phka Malis and Jasmine rice, both widely revered and beloved in their respective communities.
Cambodia: Approximately 4 million metric tons
Madagascar: Rice is a staple crop essential in maintaining food security in Madagascar.
Madagascar: Approximately 4 million metric tons
These rankings may change with production shifts, government policies, and environmental considerations. Rice is an essential crop worldwide that serves as a food source for billions of people; production depends upon various elements such as climate, technology, and economic conditions – thus, it would be wise to refer back to agricultural statistics for updated data.