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Which Country Eats the Most Bananas?

Banana Consumption (Total) (kt), 2018 or latest
Food & Drink | April 9, 2021
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Based on a comparison of 148 countries in 2018, India ranked the highest in banana consumption with 24,530 kt followed by China and Indonesia. On the other end of the scale was Tajikistan with 1.00 kt, East Timor with 1.00 kt and Lesotho with 1.00 kt.

Total banana consumption reached 88,374 kt in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 1.31 % more than in the previous year and 13.1 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total banana consumption reached an all time high of 88,568 kt in 2015 and an all time low of 16,374 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 3.00 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, India, accounted for 27.8 % of banana consumption in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 46.5 % share while the ten largest countries some 68.0 % in 2018.

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

Banana Consumption (Total) Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Angola kt 1,116 1,154 1,045 1,079 1,089
Brazil kt 5,774 5,808 5,827 5,750 5,568
China kt 9,739 10,061 10,331 9,353 9,453
Colombia kt 194 510 1,351 1,852 1,585
Egypt kt 1,038 1,059 1,199 1,262 1,126
India kt 21,153 22,023 23,725 23,297 23,196
Indonesia kt 5,486 4,753 6,013 8,317 6,130
Kenya kt 1,186 1,189 1,397 1,097 1,095
Mexico kt 1,607 1,506 1,584 1,655 1,736
Papua New Guinea kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,100 1,120 1,130
Philippines kt 4,919 4,687 1,948 3,796 3,615
Russia kt 1,217 1,290 1,241 1,199 1,318
Tanzania kt 1,767 1,875 2,234 2,509 2,416
USA kt 3,603 3,755 3,712 3,753 3,711
Vietnam kt 1,602 1,686 1,680 1,757 1,735