While India leads the castor oil producing countries, being heads and shoulders above the rest, China and Brazil are two other countries that are (still) in the picture.
This post provides some data and details on castor production in Brazil.
The table below provides details for castor seed production in Brazil during the year 2011-12 and 2012-13.
|Production (‘000/T)||Area Harvested(‗000/Ha)||Yield (T/H)|
As we can see from the above, the yields for Brazil appears really low – I mean, 200 Kg per hectare (for 2011-12) is a really poor number. The yield for 12-13 (640 Kg) is a far better number, hopefully this will be repeated for 13-14 and further.
Compare the above data with the average Indian yields, which are about 1000 kg/ha.
Now, there are folks who feel even 1 T / ha/year is fairly poor, so just imagine what they would say to the average yields in Brazil in the recent past.
(There are reports of some improved open-pollinated varieties in Brazil yielding 1,300 kg/ha, with reports of exceptional yields going up to 5,000 kg/ha, but then these are exceptions and not the rule).
Prominent Castor Oil & Derivatives Producers in Brazil
|Bom Brasil||Salvador, BA|