Which Country Eats the Most Coconuts?

Coconut Consumption (Total) (kt), 2013
Food & Drink | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 142 countries in 2013, India ranked the highest in coconut consumption with 7,252 kt followed by Indonesia and China. On the other end of the scale was Swaziland with 0.012 kt, Mauritania with 0.039 kt and Bahrain with 0.053 kt.

Total coconut consumption reached 21,671 kt in 2013 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.95 % more than in the previous year and 9.93 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total coconut consumption reached an all time high of 22,221 kt in 2007 and an all time low of 7,183 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 2.15 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, India, accounted for 33.5 % of coconut consumption in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 72.7 % share while the ten largest countries some 92.2 % in 2013.

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

Coconut Consumption (Total) Unit 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Brazil kt 2,535,328 2,894,608 2,668,150 2,566,669 2,667,022
China kt 323,792 632,515 365,579 367,434 426,639
Colombia kt 105,077 101,945 91,697 95,221 106,541
Ghana kt 179,226 180,070 145,950 143,607 185,202
India kt 7,060,387 6,157,654 6,807,978 7,402,212 6,758,921
Indonesia kt 5,296,951 4,131,551 4,428,156 4,401,407 4,388,297
Malaysia kt 236,775 240,530 178,101 211,834 226,008
Myanmar kt 471,162 489,888 407,811 415,269 407,432
Nigeria kt 105,125 110,125 115,685 110,350 117,500
Philippines kt 334,317 309,193 365,279 346,090 324,856
Sri Lanka kt 1,373,904 1,353,614 1,350,811 1,315,827 1,387,000
Tanzania kt 266,582 357,597 344,858 356,207 323,930
Thailand kt 1,221,743 1,044,080 975,953 926,065 847,116
USA kt 210,625 174,005 201,118 206,016 228,129
Vietnam kt 123,218 195,599 201,256 231,670 282,679