Top Sugar beet Producers in 2017
Scientific name: Beta vulgaris var. altissima. In some producing countries, marginal quantities are consumed, either directly as food or in the preparation of jams.
Production of sugar beet in 2017
World production of sugar beet in 2017 was 301 million tonnes. It was the 13th most cultivated crop after sugar cane at 1842 million tonnes, maize at 1135 million tonnes, soybeans at 353 million tonnes and oil palm fruit at 318 million tonnes, followed by sweet potatoes at 113 million tonnes and grapes at 74 million tonnes.
Consumption of sugar beet in 2013
Consumption of sugar beet across the world in 2013 was marginal. It was the 111th most consumed food item after rice at 377 million tonnes, sugar & sweeteners at 173 million tonnes and sugar cane at 32 million tonnes.
Imports and Exports in 2013
Import of sugar beet was 1 million tonnes in 2013, while 1 million tonnes of sugar beet was exported.
- Crop production data from FAO Crops database
- Food consumption data from FAO Food Supply Database