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Cereal production

(metric tons)

China is the top country by cereal production in the world. As of 2017, cereal production in China was 617 million metric tons that accounts for 20.75 % of the world's cereal production. The top 5 countries (others are the United States of America, India, Russian Federation, and Brazil) account for 54.42 % of it. The world's total cereal production was estimated at 2,977 million metric tons in 2017.

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What is cereal production?

Production data on cereals relate to crops harvested for dry grain only. Cereal crops harvested for hay or harvested green for food, feed, or silage and those used for grazing are excluded.