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Chestnut Production

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More than 80% of the 2 million tons of the global production  is harvested in China, followed by Bolivia, Turkey, South Korea and Italy. Greece, Portugal, Japan, Spain and North Korea  complete the top 10. Overall chestnuts are planted commercially in 27  countries world wide, but most popular in Asia and Europe. The ‘castanea crenata‘ or Korean Chestnut is a staple in the cuisine of both Koreas and Japan.


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Technical Notes

Territory size is proportional to chestnuts (Castanea spp.: C. vesca; C. vulgaris; C. sativa) harvested there in 2016.

Data sources
This map uses data by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)  (last accessed March 2018). We aim to map as complete data as possible and therefore estimate data for missing values. In some cases, missing data for very small territories is not used in the cartogram and that area is therefore omitted in the map.

All modification to the original data source are noted in our data sheets.

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