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Oat Production

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A plant with open, spreading panicle-bearing large spikelets. Oats are used primarily in breakfast foods or as  fodder for horses or other livestock.

In the subtropical to temperate climate of this region, oats are grown in the winter and used as a winter cover crop, as food for both livestock and humans, and as raw material for industrial use.

About a quarter of the more than 22 million tons of the global production -by far- is harvested in Russia, followed by Canada, Poland, Australia and Finland. The United States of America, Brazil, Spain, United Kingdom and Argentina complete the top 10. Overall oats are planted in more than 70 countries world wide.


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Technical Notes

Territory size is proportional to oats (Avena spp., mainly Avena 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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