10 World’s Biggest Producers of Spinach- According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database in 2021, there are 10 World’s Biggest Producers of Spinach in 2021. Basically, these countries have huge production of Spinach. All of the data was obtained from FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT).
Taxonomically, as a plant, Spinach can be classified into Order: Caryophyllales; Family:Amaranthaceae; Genus:Spinacia; Species:S. oleracea. Because its classification into Amaranthaceae family, Spinach has close relation with beet (Beta vulgaris), quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa), and kañiwa (Chenopodium pallidicaule). Nutritionally, Spinach is an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K1, Folic acid, Iron, and Calcium.
The World’s Production and Harvested Areas of Spinach From 1970 to 2021
|Years||Harvested Areas||Total Production of Spinach|
|Source :FAOSTAT, 2022|
Statistically, the World’s production of Spinach in 1970 was just 2.2 million tons with harvested areas of around 168 thousand hectares. Furthermore, in 2021, the world’s production of spinach became 32 tons with harvested area around 921 thousand hectares.
Geographically, in continental regions, the spinach can be found in some areas. Asia still becomes main region of cultivation with production around 30 million tons, followed Europe with production around 775 thousand tons, Americas with 428 thousand tons, Africa with 222 thousand tons, and Oceania with 12 thousand tons.
Based on the country production, there are 10 World’s Biggest Producers of Spinach in 2021. All of the data was obtained from FAO Statistical Corporate Database in 2021. Here are the ranks of 10 World’s Biggest Producers of Spinach.
The Rank of 10 World’s Biggest Producers of Spinach
|Ranks||Countries||Production of Spinach in 2021|
|2||United States of America||314,680|
|9||Iran (Islamic Republic of)||100,117|
|Source : FAOSTAT, 2022|
Brief Description of 10 World’s Biggest Producers of Spinach
In 2021, China still becomes the biggest producers of Spinach. Statistically, the production of spinach from China reached 29,834,158 tons. Geographically, Liaocheng, Handan, Xianghe, and Wuqing are the main regions of cultivation of spinach in China.
2.United States of America
United States of America is the 2nd biggest producer of Spinach in 2021. Statistically, the production of Spinach from United States of America reached 314,680 tons. Geograhically, in United States of America (USA), there are some states with huge production of Spinach. Some of them are Texas, New Jersey, Arizona, and California.
Turkiye is the 3rd biggest producer of Spinach in 2021. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of Spinach from Erdogan’s country reached 218,355 tons.
Japan is the 4th biggest producer of Spinach in 2021. According to FAO Statistical Corporate database the production of Spinach from Japan Reached 212,831 tons. In Japan, Geographically, there are some prefectures that has huge production of Spinach. Some of the prefectures are Saitama, Gunma, and Chiba. Based on municipalities, Takayama, Ota, Kurume, Isesaki, Kawagoe, and Showa are the municipalities in Japan that has huge production of Spinach.
Kenya is the 5th biggest producer of Spinach in 2021. According to FAO Statistical Corporate database, the production of Kenya’s spinach reached 182,286 tons. Geographically, In Kenya, Spinach can be found in some regions. Some of the place are Western, Rift valley, Central, and parts of the upper Eastern region.
Indonesia is the 6th biggest producer of Spinach in 2021. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of Indonesia’s spinach reached 171,706 tons. Geographically, in Indonesia, there are some provinces with huge production of Spinach. Some of the provinces are Jawa Barat, Sumatera Utara, Jawa Timur, Banten, Riau, and Sumatera Barat.
Belgium is the 7th biggest producer of Spinach in 2021. Statistically, according to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of Spinach from Belgium reached 123,020 tons.
Italy is the 8th biggest producer of Spinach in 2021. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of Spinach from Italy reached 100,770 tons. In Italy, there are some regions that has a large amount of spinach Lazio, Tuscany, Campania, Puglia and Piedmont are some of the regions in Italy that has huge production of Spinach.
9.Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Iran is the 9th biggest producer of Spinach in 2021. Based on the FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of Iranian’s Spinach reached 100,117 tons. In this cpuntry, there are some region of spinach cultivations. Some of them are Abadeh, Tabas, Khorasan, Mazandaran, Taft, Kerman, Lorestan, Isfahan, Sitam, and Qom.
France is the 10th biggest producer of Spinach in 2021. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of Spinach from France reached 95,490 tons. Viroflay are one of the cities in France that became the spinach cultivation area in France.
Bibliography of 10 World’s Biggest Producers of Spinach
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