World rice acreage from 2008/2009 to 2015/2016 (in million hectares)***

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Acreage in million hectares
2008/2009157.8
2009/2010156
2010/2011157.6
2011/2012159.5
2012/2013158.2
2013/2014161.7
2014/2015161
2015/2016*158.8
2016/17**161.1

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This statistic shows the world rice acreage in crop years 2008/2009 to 2015/2016 and provides a forecast for 2016/2017. In crop year 2015/2016, there were around 158.8 million hectares of rice-cultivated area worldwide. In 2016/2017, India was estimated to be the leading global producer of rice and to harvest about 44.5 million hectares of rice.
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Release date
August 2016
Region
World
Survey time period
2008 to 2016
Supplementary notes
Years from January to December; totals comply with USDA.Data prior to 2014/2015 were taken from previous editions of the publication.
* Estimate.
** Forecast.
*** Sum as USDA.

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