Food is necessary for human survival, as the world’s population grows, the demand for food rises and the space to farm food decreases. The following 10 countries are the largest agricultural exporters in the world.
Although China is the largest agricultural producer overall, the USA exports the most produce. They are the largest corn producer and amongst the largest producers of oats, tomatoes, soybean and spices. Each year the USA agricultural exports are around $150 billion.
Surprisingly, in second place, the Netherlands is a relatively small country. Their agricultural exports are made up of 3 parts. $61 billion worth of agricultural products, $9 billion in agricultural material, knowledge and tech as well as around $24 billion worth or re-exports which brings in $94 billion.
Germany is a large re-export, however, their industry comprises of cereals, dairy, beef and sugar beets. Agricultural exports amass to a staggering $86 billion.
The largest coffee producer and exporter also exports soybeans, wheat and rice. Their total exports amount to $79 billion.
France exports mainly export the things it produces, which are beef, dairy, poultry, pork and wheat. This brings in a cool $74 billion.
China is the largest agricultural producer, rice being the chief agri-food which they produce. Corn is even high up on the list of their produce despite their climate not being suitable for its production. The reason China’s exports only reach $63 billion is that most of its produce is consumed locally.
Spain is a heavily agricultural country bringing in $50 billion per year, Spain produces corn, cotton, and sugar-beets as well as fruits and olives.
Canada is right on Spain’s heels, bringing in $49 billion per annum. Their main produce lies in grains such as rye and oats.
Belgium is known for their chocolates, along with this they are big exporters of potatoes, corn and a variety of vegetables. Their yearly exports amount to $44 billion.
The Mediterranean climate in Italy is perfect for grapes, olives and fruits, their crops of corn and wheat are also exported. $43.7 billion worth of agricultural exports were made last year.
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