Top Onion Consumers in 2013


Default composition: 403 Onions, dry

Production of onions in 2017

World production of onions in 2017 was 98 million tonnes. It was the 22th most cultivated crop after sugar cane at 1842 million tonnes, maize at 1135 million tonnes, wheat at 772 million tonnes, potatoes at 388 million tonnes, tomatoes at 182 million tonnes and sweet potatoes at 113 million tonnes, followed by apples at 83 million tonnes, yams at 73 million tonnes and coconuts at 61 million tonnes.

Consumption of onions in 2013

Consumption of onions across the world in 2013 was 77 million tonnes. It was the 25th most consumed food item after wheat at 458 million tonnes, potatoes at 239 million tonnes, tomatoes at 144 million tonnes and cassava at 101 million tonnes. Some items consumed less than onions in 2013 include sweet potatoes at 57 million tonnes, yams at 33 million tonnes and beans at 17 million tonnes.

Imports and Exports in 2013

Import of onions was 7 million tonnes in 2013, while 8 million tonnes of onions was exported.