Acreage of genetically modified crops 2015-2018, by country

This statistic reflects the total acreage of genetically modified crops of the leading countries from 2015 to 2018. In 2018, the United States planted 75 million hectares of biotech crops. Their biotech crops include maize, soybean, cotton, canola, sugar beet, alfalfa, papaya, squash and potato.

Acreage of genetically modified crops worldwide from 2015 to 2018, by leading country (in million hectares)*

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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period

2015 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Figures prior to 2018 were taken from previous global biotech summaries of the ISAAA.
The publication date does not provide an exact publication date. The given date is the date accessed.
* Biotech mega-countries growing 50,000 hectares, or more, of biotech crops.

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