With a global annual crop of over 70 million tons, the onion is one of the most commonly grown vegetables. This figure is set to rise even further. In 1990 27 million tons of onions were harvested world-wide, while this figure has almost tripled in 2015! (Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
Currently, the Netherlands has approximately 30,000 hectares of seed and onion sets and holds 12th position on the global list of onion growing countries. However, in terms of global export, the high-quality Holland onion is the undisputed market leader, holding a great 15% market share! This means the Holland onion truly holds a top position in the world.