Which country is the largest producer of flax?
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Kazakhstan is the 2nd largest producer of flax in the world. This country exports 46% of its total flax produced to Europe. Poland and China are the other two main countries that import flax from Kazakhstan. This country cultivates flax mainly for extracting the oil from its seed and is expected to increase the area under cultivation to increase the production.
Production in tonnes – 419,957
Canada has dedicated about 750,000 hectares of land for flax cultivation. This country produces the majority of the Flax available on the global market. A part of the flax produced in this country is used to extract oil which is later used by the paint industry.
Flax produced in this country is used to manufacture papers for the cigarette.
Production in tones – 872,000
Canada is the largest producer of flaxseed in the world, representing about 40 percent of world production. It is grown on the Canadian prairies for linseed oil, which is used as a drying oil in paints and varnish and in products such as linoleum and printing inks.