90% of the world’s 700,000,000 t of rice is grown in Asia, where China, India and Indonesia are the largest producers. The Americas grow a further 5% with Africa contributing 2.5%. Europe produces approximately 3,000,000 t of rice, just under 0.5% of total world production.

The largest rice producing countries are:

Country Production (1000 tonnes)
China 197212
India 143 963
Indonesia 66469
Bangladesh 50061
Vietnam 40006
Thailand 35584
Myanmar 32580
Philippines 15772
Brazil 11236
United States of America 11027