Rice, one crop on which many countries are dependent on.Rice is exported and imported between many countries.Rice is majorly used for the culinary preference in the world especially in Asiatic countries. China is the country which made rice as a crop and now have spread worldwide.The countries residing in the eastern and southern parts of Asia have fertile soils which is suitable for its production.Therefore these countries have given their best in the field of rice as a crop.
Rice is also available in many categories of which Basmathi is the best-known among the all.In some parts of the world people prefer to eat brown rice instead of white. They are rich in carbohydrates. Therefore, they are one of the cheapest sources of calorie intake. Here is the list of top 10 largest rice producing countries in the world 2018.
Quality and quantity both come hand in hand when we talk about rice production in China.This country is the hometown of this production of rice.It has long old traditions of having rice as the basic part of the diet. By its land area, China is one of the biggest countries in the world. Therefore, it provides the large area of land for agricultural use, especially for its cultivation. Two third part of the population of China likes to have rice as their diet.It is a regular exporter in Asia.
These are the top ten listed countries according to the latest survey.These countries are not only top in the production of rice but also have maintained the quality of the product.All of these countries have rice production as the backbone of the countries economy.And also whole country’s are dependent on the rice from the ancient times.
Large paddy fields makes India to stand in the second position.The rate of annual rainfall, seasonal changes, monsoon season and large areas of cultivation are the fundamental factors that led India to be the second most rice producing country in the world.India accounts for the 20% of the total production in the world.It is the world’s largest country to produce the white and brown rice.As agriculture plays a major role in the economy of the country,rice is produced in larger quantities.
Indonesia’s soil can be seen with full of green paddy rice fields scattered over the large patches of land.Indonesia stands 3rd in rice production.The cultivation is spread over 10 million hectares of land of the country.This plays a major role in the economy of the country.Now a days the government is taking many initiatives to increase the yield.It has also increased the yield of high quality production varieties in the country.
Vietnam has the area of 33 million hectares for the cultivation and most of this area is used for rice production.Mekong Delta is the one part of the country which produces rice in high quantity with maintained quality.I t is also known as the “Rice Bowl” of the country.Vietnam has the population of 17 million individuals and almost 18% of them have involved the cultivation as rice production is the major backbone of the national economy.
Thailand is another country which is known for high yield in rice production.It has an area of 9.2 million hectares for cultivation.It is estimated that in the year 2017 the production of rice in the fields will be more than 25 million tons.Thailand is famous for its high-quality Jasmine rice which is exported at double rates in the international markets.But the yield of Jasmine rice is comparatively small than other types. This is one of the top 10 largest rice producing countries in the world 2018.
This country is extremely famous for its production and consumption of rice.This is because the country gets a sufficient rainfall and over that this country even has the rivers which flows through those agricultural fields.Though the total area of the country is not much compared to the countries listed here the yield is as high as others.In Bangladesh 75% of agricultural land is used for cultivation.This is the reason for its 6th rank in the world.
Highly irrigated and fertile land of Myanmar is Burma which serves as the most hospitable environment for rice production. Despite a lack of resources and investment in the agricultural sector, this country has shown great output regarding its production. Burma has produced 34.250 million metric tons according to the latest statistics from last year. The government still needs to take necessary steps to exploit the maximum agricultural area for production of rice.
Philippines stands in the 8th position in the highest rice producing countries in the world.It has a share of 2.8% in the total production of rice in the world.Luzon and the Western Vasayas are major sites in the country where rice are produced.This rice production helps the country in growing their economy.
Brazil is the only state of South America which is rich in rice production.Brazil has a share of 1.7% in the total rice production of the world.They are in the top 9 because of their good quality use of grains.It produces around 251 different types of rice in the country.