Which Country Produces the Most Bananas?

Banana Production (kt), 2018 or latest
Agriculture | March 9, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 98 countries in 2018, India ranked the highest in banana production with 30,808 kt followed by China and Indonesia. On the other end of the scale was Japan with 0.051 kt, Syria with 0.154 kt and United Arab Emirates with 0.204 kt.

Total banana production reached 115,738 kt in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 1.19 % more than in the previous year and 14.7 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total banana production reached an all time high of 115,738 kt in 2018 and an all time low of 21,445 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 3.00 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, India, accounted for 26.6 % of banana production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 42.6 % share while the ten largest countries some 72.1 % in 2018.

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

Banana Production Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Angola kt 2,991 3,095 3,483 3,595 3,852
Brazil kt 6,902 6,893 6,954 6,859 6,625
Burundi kt 1,184 2,236 1,363 866 911
China kt 11,558 12,075 11,792 10,627 10,940
Colombia kt 3,500 3,770 3,264 3,705 3,691
Costa Rica kt 2,352 2,418 2,415 2,251 2,460
Ecuador kt 7,012 5,996 6,756 7,194 6,530
Guatemala kt 2,978 3,307 3,425 3,796 3,775
India kt 26,509 27,575 29,725 29,221 29,135
Indonesia kt 6,189 6,279 6,863 9,496 7,007
Mexico kt 2,204 2,128 2,151 2,262 2,385
Philippines kt 9,227 8,646 5,707 5,840 5,829
Rwanda kt 3,219 3,292 2,887 2,981 3,038
Tanzania kt 2,525 2,679 3,192 3,585 3,476
Vietnam kt 1,792 1,893 1,858 1,943 1,942