10 Top Wool Producing Countries
June 3, 2016

Which are the 10 countries that produce the most wool in the world?

More than a million tons of wool is produced each year on a global scale. While wool is produced in more than 100 countries all over the world, only 10 produce nearly all of the output. The data for 2014 lists the top 10 wool-producing countries as follows:
10. India - 46,500 metric tonnes
9. Argentina - 45,000 metric tonnes
8. Russia - 54,651 metric tonnes
7. Sudan - 56,000 metric tonnes
6. Morocco - 56,000 metric tonnes
5. Iran - 61,500 metric tonnes
4. The United Kingdom - 68,000 metric tonnes
3. New Zealand - 165,000 metric tonnes
2. Australia - 360,520 metric tonnes
1. China - 471,111 metric tonnes

How does the United States compare to these countries? According to the same Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations website, the United States produced 14,000 metric tonnes of wool in 2014.