Most Cultivated Crops in 2005

Rank in 2005

Rank in 2000

Area Cultivated in 2005 (HA)

Area Cultivated in 2002 (HA)

Wheat

1

1

214,666,735

215,474,117

Rice, paddy

2

2

152,904,158

153,942,855

Maize

3

3

143,798,427

139,494,325

Soybeans

4

4

92,443,356

74,321,496

Barley

5

5

55,895,782

54,489,630

Sorghum

6

6

43,360,759

40,831,541

Seed cotton

7

8

35,003,800

31,924,034

Millet

8

7

34,815,044

37,006,519

Rapeseed

9

9

27,448,195

25,833,433

Beans, dry

10

10

25,231,390

23,531,811

Groundnuts, with shell

11

11

23,469,008

23,358,847

Sunflower seed

12

12

22,372,946

21,161,673

Potatoes

13

13

18,872,538

20,130,298

Sugar cane

14

14

18,730,869

19,466,758

Cassava

15

15

18,320,052

17,059,381

Alfalfa for forage and silage

16

16

15,118,543

15,421,302

Oats

17

17

11,450,461

12,676,446

Coconuts

18

18

10,681,368

10,596,868

Chick peas

19

20

10,646,032

10,100,570

Coffee, green

20

19

10,007,069

10,317,198

Oil palm fruit

21

21

9,384,653

9,954,304

Cow peas, dry

22

25

9,170,820

7,494,030

Sweet potatoes

23

23

8,810,860

9,703,499

Natural rubber

24

31

8,114,849

5,640,296

Sesame seed

25

27

7,596,056

7,269,734

Olives

26

24

7,574,361

8,327,400

Grapes

27

26

7,470,679

7,377,007

Rye

28

22

6,829,860

9,818,138

Peas, dry

29

30

6,298,663

5,769,319

Rye grass for forage and silagea

30

5,505,313

Plantains

31

33

5,399,072

4,976,685

Cocoa beans

32

28

5,287,847

7,125,153

Sugar beet

33

29

5,240,711

6,011,351

Apples

34

32

4,774,376

5,310,185

Pigeon peas

35

34

4,572,039

4,244,022

Tomatoes

36

38

4,570,870

3,968,508

Bananas

37

37

4,370,342

4,030,079

Lentils

38

39

4,084,614

3,873,738

Tobacco

39

35

3,908,731

4,160,103

Triticalea

40

3,744,001

Model species

 

 

 

 

Arabidopsis

 

 

 

 

Brachypodium

 

 

 

 

Chlamydomonas

 

 

 

 

Lotus

 

 

 

 

Populus

 

 

 

 

Medicago

 

 

 

 

aThese crops were not one of the top 40 most cultivated crops in 2001.



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