Top Onions, dry Producers in 2017


Allium cepa. Includes onions at a mature stage, but not dehydrated onions.

Production of onions in 2017

World production of onions in 2017 was 98 million tonnes. It was the 22nd most cultivated crop after sugar cane at 1842 million tonnes, maize at 1135 million tonnes, potatoes at 388 million tonnes, tomatoes at 182 million tonnes and sweet potatoes at 113 million tonnes, followed by grapes at 74 million tonnes, yams at 73 million tonnes and carrots at 43 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, starchy roots at 443 million tonnes and potatoes at 239 million tonnes. Some items consumed less than onions in 2013 include yams at 33 million tonnes and beans at 17 million tonnes.

Imports and Exports in 2013

Import of onions in 2013 was 6.8 million tonnes, while quantity exported 7.7 million tonnes.