World Silk Production by Country

Countries by Silk Production.

  • Worldwide 609,332 tonnes of silk is produced per year.
  • China is the largest silk producer in the world with 403,021 tonnes production per year.
  • China produces alone more than 60 % of world's silk.
  • India comes second with 161,127 tonnes yearly production.
  • With 17,912 tonnes of production per year, Uzbekistan is the third largest producer of silk.
World Silk Production by Country
Country Production (Tons) Production per Person (Kg)
China 403,021 0.289
India 161,127 0.121
Uzbekistan 17,912 0.549
Iran 13,244 0.162
Thailand 4,286 0.062
Brazil 3,054 0.015
Vietnam 2,511 0.027
Romania 1,150 0.059
North Korea 905 0.035
Afghanistan 679 0.022
Azerbaijan 514 0.052
Cambodia 158 0.01
Egypt 119 0.001
Kyrgyzstan 112 0.018
Japan 110 0.001
Spain 79 0.002
Turkey 71 0.001
Bulgaria 71 0.01
Italy 62 0.001
Madagascar 49 0.002
Lebanon 33 0.005
Nepal 30 0.001
South Korea 17 0
Greece 12 0.001
Syria 4 0
Taiwan 3 0
France 1 0
Poland 0 0
Djibouti 0 0
Hungary 0 0
Myanmar 0 0


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