Which Country Produces the Most Dates?

Production of Dates (tonnes), 2014
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 38 countries in 2014, Egypt ranked the highest in production of dates with 1,465,030 tonnes followed by Iran and Algeria. On the other end of the scale was Colombia with 21.0 tonnes, Djibouti with 111 tonnes and Peru with 206 tonnes.

Total production of dates reached 7,335,177 tonnes in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 3.99 % less than in the previous year and 9.75 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total production of dates reached an all time high of 7,627,624 tonnes in 2013 and an all time low of 1,809,091 tonnes in 1962. The average annual growth amounted to 2.63 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, Egypt, accounted for 20.0 % of production of dates in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 48.5 % share while the ten largest countries some 91.9 % in 2014.

Data for more countries are available at Production of Dates indicator page.