10 World’s Biggest Oat Producers

10 World’s Biggest Oat Producers

10 World’s Biggest Oat Producers- According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), there are 10 World’s Biggest Oat Producers in 2020. Oat (Avena sativa) is one of the beneficial crops that have some good healthy impact on human bodies. Many people consumed the seed of oat because it has some positive effects including to prevent the risk of obesity and heart disease, to help maintain blood sugar levels, or to degrade cholesterol. in human’s life, there are some derivative products from Oats. Some of the processed products are from Oat, namely Muesli, Oat bread, Oat milk, Oatcake, Oatmeal, and others.

10 World’s Biggest Oat Producers- King of Oat

Taxonomically, based on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Oat plants can be classified intoInfrakingdom: Streptophyta; Superdivision: Embryophyta; Division: Tracheophyta; Subdivision: Spermatophytina; Class: Magnoliopsida;   Superorder: Lilianae; Order: Poales; Family: Poaceae; Genus: Avena L.; Species: Avena sativa L. Due to the same classification in Poaceae family, this plant still has close relation with rice (oryza sativa), Sorghum (Sorghum), Wheat (Triticum L.) ,bamboo (Bambusoideae), and sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum).

10 World’s Biggest Oat Producers- Production Based on Continent

Statistically, in 2020, the total World’s production of Oat reached 25 million tonnes with the harvested area around 9 million hectares (ha). Specifically, in the continent, there are some regions that become the major production of Oat. Europe region still become the main region of Oat production with output around 15 million tonnes. Furthermore, Europe is the second biggest producer with output around 7.6 million tonnes. Meanwhile, Asia and Oceania are the next with production 1.12 million tonnes and 1.16 million tonnes, respectively.

Based on the country region, there are 10 World’s Biggest Oat Producers in 2020. All these data were obtained from FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT) in 2022. Here is the rank of 10 World’s Biggest Oat Producers.

The Rank of   World’s Biggest Oat Producers

Rank Countries Total Production of Oat in 2020
(tonnes)
1Canada4,575,800
2Russian Federation4,132,096
3Poland1,627,140
4Spain1,377,690
5Finland1,212,660
6Australia1,142,934
7United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland1,031,000
8United States of America948,630
9Brazil898,277
10Sweden807,600
Source : FAOSTAT, 2022


Brief Description of 10 World’s Biggest Oat Producers


1.Canada

Canada still becomes the World’s biggest oat producer in 2020. Statistically, according to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of oats from Canada reached 4,575,800 tonnes. Geographically, there are the main area of oat production in Canada. These areas include Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Alberta provinces.

2.Russian Federation

Russia become the second-biggest producer of oats in 2020. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of oats from Russia reached 4,132,096 tonnes. Geographically, there are some regions in Russia that have contributed to national oat production. These regions are Siberia, Volga, Central, and Urals.

3.Poland            

Poland is the third-biggest producer of oats in 2020. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of oats from Poland reached 1,627,140 tonnes. Geographically, in Poland, there are some regions that become the main area of Oat production. Mazovia and Lublin provinces are the two biggest main areas of Oat production in Poland.

4.Spain

Spain is the fourth-biggest producer of oats in 2020. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of oats from Spain reached 1,377,690 tonnes. Geographically, there are some regions in Spain that have become the main area of Oat production. These areas include Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla-León, Extremadura, and Andalucía.

5.Finland           

Finland is the 5th biggest producer of Oat in 2020. Statistically, the production of oats from Finland reached 1,212,660 tonnes. Geographically, oat production of Finland can be found mostly in South region in Finland.

6.Australia        

Australia is the 6th biggest producer of oats in 2020. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of Oat from Australia reached 1,142,934 tonnes. Geographically, Western Australia, New South Wales, and South Australia still become the biggest regions in Australia of Oat Production. Victoria and Queensland also produces the oat in a small scale.

7.United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland            

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the 7th biggest producer of Oat in 2020. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of Oat from this country reached 1,031,000 tonnes. In this region, South East, South West, West Midland, Scotland, and Northern Ireland are some of the area that has huge production of Oat.

8.United States of America        

United States of America (USA) is the 8th world’s biggest producer of Oat in 2020. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of Oat from the United States of America (USA) reached 948,630 tonnes. Geographically, in the United States of America, there are some states that have a huge area of oat cultivation. These states include North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, and New York.

9.Brazil

Brazil is the 9th biggest producer of Oat in 2020. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of Oat from Brazil reached 898,277 tonnes. Geographically, there are some states in Brazil that have huge production of Oat. The Rio Grande do Sul and Parana are the two biggest states that contribute significantly to national oat production in Brazil.

10.Sweden        

Sweden is the 10th biggest producer of oats in 2020. Statistically, the production of oats from Sweden reached 807,600 tonnes. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database. Geographically, the production of Oats from Sweden can be found mostly in Västra Götaland,Skåne, Östergötland, Södermanland and other parts.

Bibliography of 10 World’s Biggest Oat Producers

FAOSTAT. 2022.Production of Oats: top 10 producers 2020. Accessed via https://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#data/QCL/visualize on October 12th, 2022.

FAOSTAT. 2022. Production share of Oats by region 2020. Accessed via https://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#data/QCL/visualize on October 12th, 2022.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). .2022.Avena Sativa. Accessed via https://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=41459#null on October 12th, 2022.

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