China is one of the top global producers of soybeans, but this country largely consumes the product within its own borders, and is also one of the largest importers of soybeans. Published by M. Shahbandeh, May 19, 2020 This statistic shows the production of soybean meal worldwide from 2013/14 to 2019/20, by country. It is expected that soybean production will continue to grow in the coming decades.The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) predicts that soybean production will continue to rise considerably in the future, going from about 276 million metric tons in 2013 to 390 metric tons globally by 2050. Between 2019 and 2020, this country produced 124 million metric tons of soybeans. In 2019-2020, Argentina produced 51 million metric tons of soybean. world soybean production Year Period Please Select Year 2019-2020 2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017 2015-2016 2014-2015 2013-2014 2012-2013 2011-2012 2010-2011 2009-2010 2008-2009 2007-2008 2006-2007 2005-2006 About 5% is used for biodiesel, and the rest is exported. One of the main reasons growing soybeans is so popular worldwide and in the US is that they are used to feed animals. Depending onthe agronomic practices applied and the soil and weather conditions, yields per hectare may range between 1.8 and 2.3 metric tons. In Ukraine, soybean yielded 2.4 t/ha in 2019. Ukraine: 3,500,000. The most used seed for oil production is the soybean and it accounts for 90% of the nation’s oil seed production. Over 70% of the soybeans grown in the US are turned into animal feed, and just 15% is produced for human consumption. Yes, your future poultry, beef, and fish are chowing down on this bean as you read this article. All these seeds are used in the making of vegetable oils. Russia: 4,700,000. Other top countries like the US are said to already be using the most land they can to grow soybeans. This is a list of countries by soybean production in 2018, based on data from the Food and Agriculture Organization Corporate Statistical Database. In May of 2020, Brazil surpassed the US as the largest producer of soybeans worldwide producing 124 million metric tons. Soybeans currently come second to only corn as the top agricultural crops produced in the US. The soybean is the most treasured crop in Bolivia, and it is largelyproduced in the Santa Cruz region. According to, up until 2019, the US was the leading global producer of soybeans, producing 120.52 million metric tons of the stuff between 2018 and 2019. Balance is needed going forth in agriculture in order to keep soybean production sustainable for future generations, worldwide, and to protect ecosystems that need safeguarding. Brazil's soybean production is significant, but it is contributing to the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. India: 10,500,000. Soybeans are a widely cultivated pea plant that have many uses. In Brazil’s case, this is contributing to deforestation of the Amazon rainforest as the demand for soy is high. The production of soybeans has risen dramatically over the last two decades. According to the USDA, it accounts for 3 percentof the country’s Gross Domestic Product, and employs 45,000 workers directly, while generating 65,000 more jobsindirectly. Brazil has been in the unique position of being able to expand its soybean farming, and as such, is racing ahead in production. All maps, graphics, flags, photos and original descriptions © 2020, 10 Countries With Largest Soybean Production. Other countries like Brazil produce their soybean product for local consumption and also for export. United States: 112,264,000. Argentina: 53,500,000. Soybean production is domineered by Brazil, the US and Argentina, which account for 81% of global output. Is this because everyone is going wild for tofu burgers, and popping edamame like it’s their last meal? All cotton production is forecast at 17.1 million 480-pound bales, up less than 1 percent from the previous forecast but down 14 percent from 2019. Here is a brief look at each national industry. Should the political scene remain somewhat stable, soybean production in Argentina should continue on its present course. [3], Food and Agriculture Organization Corporate Statistical Database, List of top international rankings by country,, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 7 October 2020, at 15:17. Brazil was the largest producer, accounting for 36% of world production.[2]. World soybean production has doubled in the past twenty to twenty-five years. This agricultural class includes: sunflower, canola/rapeseed and flax seeds.