Table II.

Average corn yields from high- and low-yielding countries

Values are 5-year averages from 2003 to 2007 (FAO, 2008). Yield, harvested area, and production were averaged independently and do not necessarily sum across this table.

CountryAreaYieldProduction
million hatonnes/hamillion tonnes
High-yielding countries64.47.5482
    United States30.59.4287
    China26.25.2136
    Argentina2.56.817
    France1.68.414
    Hungary1.26.48
    Canada1.28.29
    Italy1.18.810
Low-yielding countries48.02.8132
    Brazil12.73.444
    India7.62.015
    Mexico7.42.921
    Nigeria3.81.66
    Indonesia3.43.412
    Tanzania2.91.13
    South Africa2.93.19
    Romania2.73.49
    Philippines2.52.26
    Ukraine1.93.77