10 World’s Biggest Producers of Lupins

10 World’s Biggest Producers of Lupins

10 World’s Biggest Producers of Lupins- According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database in 2021, there are 10 World’s Biggest Producers of Lupins. These countries’ producers have huge production of Lupins in 2021. Many of us still know these plants. Commonly, lupin beans are eaten whole and are also used to make ingredients such as lupin flour and lupin protein.

10 World’s Biggest Producers of Lupins-   Scientific name of Lupins

Taxonomically, Lupin can be classified into Order: Fabales; Family:Fabaceae; Subfamily:Faboideae; Tribe:Genisteae; Genus:Lupinus L. Due to of it is included into Fabaceae family, this crops has close relation with Glycine max (soybean), Phaseolus (beans), Pisum sativum (pea), Cicer arietinum (chickpeas), Vicia faba (broad bean), Medicago sativa (alfalfa), Arachis hypogaea (peanut), Ceratonia siliqua (carob).  Commonly, there are 3 types of Lupins that commonly produced. These cultivars are white lupin (L. albus), yellow lupin (L. luteus), narrow-leafed lupin (L. angustifolius).

World’s Production and Harvested Areas of Lupin From 1970 to 2021

YearsHarvested AreasProduction of Lupins
(Hectares)(Tons)
1970980,702753,224
1971759,543640,565
1972832,286633,071
1973770,794659,516
1974758,778635,592
1975696,336444,011
1976612,969427,913
1977565,647463,728
1978497,117394,791
1979497,316266,442
1980515,483332,995
1981558,693322,746
1982653,351489,990
1983842,197849,681
19841,062,2451,111,209
1985993,7561,080,000
19861,127,1481,073,797
19871,354,6341,154,674
19881,174,8071,213,905
19891,166,0881,087,440
19901,043,4601,102,537
19911,099,7901,269,034
19921,170,4731,348,922
19931,261,0331,609,994
19941,529,3221,212,836
19951,451,9421,704,178
19961,384,8871,656,886
19971,556,3171,694,048
19981,531,6281,848,971
19991,482,7312,103,216
20001,319,8111,233,871
20011,290,9891,405,165
20021,171,329904,102
20031,063,4381,452,689
20041,072,4181,265,389
20051,023,5801,652,385
20061,003,356785,039
20071,006,432969,573
2008801,6461,010,243
2009936,3571,125,187
20101,084,3331,251,123
2011964,5441,322,544
2012719,164803,032
2013664,541985,239
2014707,3581,071,708
2015935,4041,245,262
2016978,5561,285,733
2017928,2391,617,963
2018982,8791,185,854
20191,056,0951,322,083
2020893,0191,042,946
2021984,1911,384,964
Source : FAOSTAT, 2022

From time to time, The World’s production of Lupins has increased from time to time. Statistically, World’s Production of Lupins 753,224 tons with harvested Areas around 980,702 hectares. Furthermore in 2021, after more than 50 years, the World’s production of Lupins became 1,384,964 with harvested areas around 984,191 hectares.          

Production of Lupins Based on Continent in 2021

Based on the continental regions, there are some main cultivation areas of lupin in 2021. Oceania still became main area of cultivation of Lupins with output of production reached 865 thousand tons. Europe is the second biggest with output of production reached 397 thousand tons. America is the third with output of production reached 54 thousand tons and Africa with output production reached 66 thousand tons.

Based on the country’s production, there are 10 World’s biggest producers of Lupins. Here is the rank of 10 World’s Biggest Producers of Lupins. All of this data was obtained from FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT) in

The Rank of 10 World’s Biggest Producers of Lupins

RanksCountriesProduction of Lupins in 2021
(Tons)
1Australia865,619
2Poland221,390
3Russian Federation69,723
4Morocco56,856
5Germany53,400
6Chile37,049
7Greece15,830
8Peru15,790
9France15,130
10South Africa9,876
Source : FAOSTAT, 2022


Brief Descriptions of 10 World’s Biggest Producers of Lupins

10 World’s Biggest Producers of Lupins- Brief Description

1.Australia        

Australia still becomes the biggest producer of Lupins in 2021. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of Lupins from Australia reached 865,619 tons. Geographically, in Australia, Lupins cultivation can be found in Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria.

2.Poland            

Poland is the 2nd biggest producer of Lupins in 2021. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of Lupins from Poland achieved 221,390 tons. Geographically, in Poland Warmia and Mazury region are some of the main cultivation areas of Lupin. 

3.Russian Federation    

Russian Federation is the 3rd biggest producer of Lupins in 2021. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of Lupins from Russian reached 69,723 tons.

4.Morocco        

Morocco is the 4th biggest producer of Lupins in 2021. Statistically, based on the FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of Lupins from Morocco reached 56,856 tons. Functionally, the use of lupin in Morocco is for animal feed.

5.Germany        

Germany is the 5th biggest producer of Lupins in 2021. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of Lupins from Germany reached 53,400 tons. Geograhically, some of the cultivation area of Lupins in Germany are located in Brandenburg, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalian, Lower Saxony, Bavaria and Saxony-Anhalt.

6.Chile 

Chile is the 6th biggest producer of Lupins in 2021. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of Lupins from Chile reached 37,049 tons. Geograhically,  Patagonia is one of the main region of lupin cultivation in Chile

7.Greece            

Greece is the 7th biggest producer of Lupins in 2021. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of Lupins from Greece reached 15,830 tons. Geographically, crete is one of the main cultivation region of Lupins.  

8.Peru 

Peru is the 8th biggest producer of Lupins in 2021. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of Lupins from Peru reached 15,790 tons. Geographically, Lupin in Peru is mainly grown around Lake Titicaca.

9.France            

France is the 9th biggest producer of Lupins in 2021. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of Lupins from France reached 15,130 tons.

10.South Africa

South Africa is the 10th biggest producer of Lupins in 2021. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of Lupins from South Africa reached 9,876 tons. Geographically, Western Cape and Free State are some of the main cultivation area of Lupins in South Africa.


Bibliography Article of 10 World’s Biggest Producers of Lupins

FAOSTAT. 2023. Lupins. Accessed via https://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#data/QCL/visualize on January 26th, 2023.

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