The bar graph illustrates the data about the ten leading rice producers across the globe in 2015.
Overall, nine of the ten top rice-producing countries in the world in 2015 were in Asia. [Crack IELTS with Rob] China stood at the top position with approximately 145 million tons. It was followed by India which produced just under 105 million tons. The third and the fourth biggest producers were Indonesia and Bangladesh. The combined production of these two nations was about 70 million tons, almost two-thirds of the Indian.
The next level was grabbed by Vietnam which contributed nearly 28 million tons. In comparison, rice production in other Asian countries such as the Philippines, Burma and Thailand was comparatively less with each producing around 12, 13 and 19 million tons respectively. [Crack IELTS with Rob] The only non-Asian producer on the list, Brazil, accounted for just over eight million tons. Japan followed Brazil with a similar level of production, close to 8 million tons.