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India is the largest producer, consumer and exporter of this spice, followed by other Asian countries, China, Nepal, Japan and Thailand.
The Caribbean islands are also known for their ginger production, especially Jamaica, where the quality of ginger is similar to that of the Indian plant.
Indian ginger is produced in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Assam, West Bengal, Orissa, Gujarat, Kerala, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh is the largest ginger producing state, accounting for about 25 percent of the total production in India.