Which Country Produces the Most Bananas?

Banana Production (kt), 2014
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 101 countries in 2014, India ranked the highest in banana production with 29,725 kt followed by China and Philippines. On the other end of the scale was Japan with 0.036 kt, Syria with 0.152 kt and United Arab Emirates with 0.197 kt.

Total banana production reached 105,982 kt in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.691 % less than in the previous year and 28.2 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total banana production reached an all time high of 106,714 kt in 2013 and an all time low of 21,445 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 3.06 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, India, accounted for 28.0 % of banana production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 47.6 % share while the ten largest countries some 78.7 % in 2014.

Data for more countries are available at Banana Production indicator page.

Banana Production Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Angola kt 1,723 1,985 2,048 2,646 2,991
Brazil kt 6,998 6,783 6,969 7,329 6,902
Cameroon kt 1,078 1,223 1,334 1,395 1,471
China kt 7,835 8,834 9,561 10,400 11,558
Colombia kt 1,988 1,994 2,020 2,043 1,944
Costa Rica kt 2,127 1,795 2,020 2,125 2,136
Ecuador kt 6,701 7,637 7,931 7,428 7,012
Guatemala kt 2,448 2,544 2,637 2,680 2,978
India kt 26,217 26,470 29,780 28,455 26,509
Indonesia kt 6,005 6,374 5,755 6,133 6,189
Mexico kt 2,151 2,232 2,103 2,139 2,204
Philippines kt 8,688 9,013 9,101 9,165 9,226
Rwanda kt 2,604 2,993 2,749 3,036 3,219
Tanzania kt 2,447 3,006 3,156 3,144 2,525
Vietnam kt 1,400 1,509 1,617 1,742 1,792