Which Country Produces the Most Cherries?

Cherry Production (tonnes), 2018
Agriculture | March 9, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 67 countries in 2018, Turkey ranked the highest in cherry production with 639,564 tonnes followed by USA and Uzbekistan. On the other end of the scale was Peru with 4.00 tonnes, Luxembourg with 10.0 tonnes and Latvia with 73.0 tonnes.

Total cherry production reached 2,563,134 tonnes in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 4.78 % more than in the previous year and 27.6 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total cherry production reached an all time high of 2,563,134 tonnes in 2018 and an all time low of 1,112,676 tonnes in 1965. The average annual growth amounted to 1.20 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, Turkey, accounted for 25.0 % of cherry production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 43.9 % share while the ten largest countries some 74.3 % in 2018.

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

Cherry Production Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Bulgaria tonnes 19,512 38,162 33,294 49,423 38,496
Chile tonnes 68,767 81,023 85,367 105,109 126,134
Germany tonnes 23,005 24,462 39,571 31,446 29,373
Greece tonnes 47,319 48,134 70,042 75,191 83,194
Iran tonnes 253,496 279,430 133,987 136,000 140,081
Italy tonnes 104,766 131,175 110,766 111,119 94,888
Poland tonnes 41,063 47,552 48,070 48,138 53,773
Romania tonnes 70,542 80,477 82,808 75,503 73,834
Russia tonnes 72,000 78,000 77,000 41,600 42,500
Spain tonnes 96,946 97,200 118,220 94,145 100,503
Syria tonnes 82,341 62,373 54,211 62,404 69,100
Turkey tonnes 470,887 494,325 445,556 535,600 599,650
USA tonnes 384,647 301,276 329,852 306,991 315,454
Ukraine tonnes 72,600 81,200 67,330 76,640 63,320
Uzbekistan tonnes 62,000 70,000 80,000 90,000 110,466