Food and Agriculture Statistics

Agricultural production statistics 2000–2020

FAOSTAT's agricultural production domain covers data on crops and livestock commodities as well as harvested areas, yields, and live and slaughtered animal numbers for 199 countries. FAO's Statistics Division recently released data up to 2020.  For each time series, data are analysed using agricultural input, output, and productivity variables. Data are also available up to 2019 for some processed crop and livestock products that are synchronized with the Food Balance Sheets domain. 

The latest statistics revealed that the global production of primary crops increased by 52 percent between 2000 and 2020, to 9.3 billion tonnes in 2020. Four individual crops accounted for half the global production of primary crops in 2020: sugar cane, maize, rice and wheat. The global fruit production went up 55 percent between 2000 and 2020, while that of vegetables increased by 65 percent over the same period.


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FAOSTAT Crop and livestock products domain