Top 10 Agricultural Countries by GDP Contribution 2017

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4. Indonesia

Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a transcontinental country located in the Southeast of Asia.

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It is the world’s largest island country with more than seventeen thousand islands situated in between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It is world’s seventh largest country in terms of combined sea and land area and world’s fourth most populous country.


The Indonesian agricultural sector remains large, comprising 14% of the country’s aggregate Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It comprises of large plantations which are both state-owned and private and smallholder production modes.

The larges plantations are to focus on commodities which are important export products like palm oil and rubber, while the small hold farmers produce rice, soybeans, corn, fruits and vegetables. Self-sufficiency has been placed high on agenda by the Indonesian government. It applies to rice as it is the main staple food for the majority of the population; Indonesia has the highest per capita rice consumption in the world. Rice is produced mainly in irrigated or lowland systems. Rice, corn, cassava, soybeans, grains, pulses, cassava, maize, groundnuts, sweet potato and peanuts are the major food crops harvested in Indonesia. Tree crops like rubber, copra, palm kernels, palm oil, coffee, cocoa and spices form a major chunk in the export food products of Indonesia.

Agriculture Contribution to GDP: 14.3%

Agriculture GDP (Million $): 134556

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