Only 68 964 tons were produced worldwide in 2009. Biggest producer is Peru with 39 998 tons (2009). Biggest producer per capita is Bolivia with 2.7 kg in 2009.
World production in 2009 grew 19.5% due to growing demand for quinoa in USA and high grain prices in 2008. Nevertheless only 10.1 grams of quinoa were available to a potential consumer in 2009. Lowest production since 1961 was 15 613 tons in 1968, highest was the record of 2009.
Quinoa is a very good food, it contains 16-20% of protein of the highest quality, it has twice as much iron as wheat and almost as much phosphorus as sea fish (up to 3 times more than the best sorts of rice).
World crop of quinoa of 2009 could feed 347 654 people at 2000 calories a day, or an entire population of Bahamas islands.
Quinoa as of now sells for $2500-3000 a ton. World crop is about $170-175 mln worth.
My main sources are fao.org. usda.gov. cia.gov, alibaba.com
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