Which Country Eats the Most Bananas?

Banana Consumption (Total) (kt), 2017 or latest
Food & Drink | March 2, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 146 countries in 2017, India ranked the highest in banana consumption with 24,292 kt followed by China and Brazil. On the other end of the scale was Tajikistan with 1.00 kt, Zambia with 1.00 kt and Lesotho with 1.00 kt.

Total banana consumption reached 88,433 kt in 2017 in the World according to Faostat. This is 1.49 % more than in the previous year and 16.3 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total banana consumption reached an all time high of 89,928 kt in 2015 and an all time low of 16,374 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 3.06 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, India, accounted for 27.5 % of banana consumption in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 45.2 % share while the ten largest countries some 68.4 % in 2017.

Data for more countries are available at Banana Consumption (Total) indicator page.

Banana Consumption (Total) Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Angola kt 987 1,116 1,154 1,064 1,019
Brazil kt 6,120 5,774 5,808 6,154 6,073
China kt 8,965 9,739 10,061 10,331 9,353
Colombia kt 178 194 510 1,524 2,048
Egypt kt 962 1,038 1,059 1,175 1,237
India kt 22,723 21,153 22,023 23,725 23,297
Indonesia kt 5,435 5,486 4,753 5,517 7,616
Mexico kt 1,680 1,607 1,506 1,525 1,593
Philippines kt 5,285 4,919 4,687 1,906 3,477
Russia kt 1,293 1,217 1,290 1,241 1,199
Rwanda kt 3,038 3,221 3,292 2,570 2,653
Tanzania kt 2,200 1,767 1,875 2,234 2,509
USA kt 3,394 3,603 3,755 3,712 3,753
United Kingdom kt 955 974 1,051 1,046 1,038
Vietnam kt 1,529 1,602 1,686 1,642 1,717