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Cauliflower, Brassica oleracea var. botrytis / Cruciferae (Brassicaceae)
Cauliflowers are original from Asia, where they are known for many centuries. However, their spreading to other continents did not take place until the XVIIIth century. At present it is mainly cultivated in Asia, and the main producing countries are India, China, Italy and France.

Cauliflowers are original from the Eastern Mediterranean sea, specifically from the countries of the Near East (Asia Minor, Lebanon, Syria, etc.). It is a very old culture; the Egyptians already produced it in IV B.C. Nevertheless, it was not until the XVIIIth century when its culture spreaded. This vegetable is mainly produced in Asia, accounting for 75% of the world production.

The FAO gathers the production, export and import data of cauliflowers and broccolis together. The main producing countries are India, China, Italy and France.

The production by continents is the following:

Continent
Thousand tons%
Africa2351
Asia10,56575
Europe2,20116
North America5494
Oceania2202
South America701
Total13,840100


Source: Fresh Produce Desk Book (1999)

The 10 main producing countries are:

Country
Thousand tons
India5,000
China4,382
Italy528
France500
Spain352
The United States294
Poland286
The United Kingdom219
Pakistan189
Germany157


Source: FAO Production Yearbook, 2000

The 10 main exporters are:

Country
Thousand tons
France200
Spain197
The United States86
Italy81
Mexico54
Guatemala31
Australia29
Jordan20
China16
Belgium-Luxembourg13


Source: FAO Trade Yearbook, 1999

The 10 main import countries are:

Country
Thousand tons
The United Kingdom105
Germany88
Canada40
France39
The Netherlands35
China29
Belgium-Luxembourg22
Malaysia18
Italy12
Singapur11


Source: FAO Trade Yearbook, 1999
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