COMCEC Agriculture Outlook 2016
Figure 2. Agricultural GDP by Sub-Regions and their Share
Source: Calculated by using UNSTAT
The OIC Member Countries are classified into 3 groups as African, Arab and Asian group.
The contribution to these groups to the OIC total agricultural value added varies considerable,
and it shows an uneven pattern over time. The relative performance of African Group is getting
strong compared to the Arab and Asian Groups in the period of 1990-2014. However, Asian
Group has the highest contribution to agricultural production over the years.
As of 2014, OIC agricultural GDP reached to 682 billion US Dollars and the contribution
of Asian group to this value is 367 billion US Dollars which is more than half of the total
agricultural GDP of the OIC Member Countries. Hence, Asian Group has the highest amount of
the agricultural GDP, and followed by African Group and Arab Group with almost 164 billion
and 151 billion US Dollars, respectively. From 1990 to 2014, the share of African group
agricultural GDP in OIC agricultural GDP increased to 24 percent from 16 percent. On the other
hand, the share of Arab Group agricultural GDP in OIC agricultural GDP decreased to 22
percent from 25 percent in the same period.