Ginger, scientifically known as Zingiber officinale, is a widely cultivated spice & medicinal plant that has been cultivated for centuries. It belongs to the Zingiberaceae family and is native to Southeast Asia. Ginger is characterized by its unique flavour and aroma which makes it a popular ingredient in various cuisines around the world.
In the year 2022, the total ginger market was estimated at around US $2.9 Billion & is expected to grow to US $4.7 Billion by the end of 2028. Therefore for countries, the production of ginger & its export brings a great opportunity to boost their economy through inside sales & export. These are some major ginger producing countries in the world.
Top Ten Ginger Producing Country
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The total global ginger production in 2019 was estimated around 3,299,795 tonnes. According to the data, India is the largest ginger producing country in the world. Ginger production in India accounts for around 54% of the total global production. In 2019, around 1,788,000 tonnes of ginger was produced in India making it the top ginger producer in the world.
It is followed by Nigeria, China, Nepal, Indonesia & Thailand. Nigeria is the second largest producer of ginger with total production of around 691,239 tonnes (21% of the total global ginger production) in 2019. China is at 3rd position with total production of around 605,123 tonnes of ginger (18% of the total global ginger production) in 2019.
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Top Ten Ginger Producing States In India
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Madhya Pradesh is the largest ginger production state in India. It accounts for around 31.18% of the total ginger production in the country which is around 692,110 tonnes. It is followed by Karnataka, Assam, Maharashtra & West Bengal. Karnataka is the second largest ginger production state in India with around 306,340 tonnes (13.80% of the total ginger production in India).
Assam is the third largest ginger production state of India with total production of around 170,730 tonnes of ginger. It accounts for around 7.69% of the total ginger production in India.