Which Country Produces the Most Citrus Fruits?

Citrus Fruit Production (kt), 2018
Agriculture | March 17, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 124 countries in 2018, China ranked the highest in citrus fruit production with 41,381 kt followed by Brazil and India. On the other end of the scale was Maldives with 0.040 kt, Russia with 0.083 kt and Kyrgyzstan with 0.090 kt.

Total citrus fruit production reached 152,597 kt in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 4.06 % more than in the previous year and 17.4 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total citrus fruit production reached an all time high of 152,597 kt in 2018 and an all time low of 25,066 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 3.22 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 27.1 % of citrus fruit production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 48.0 % share while the ten largest countries some 73.8 % in 2018.

Data for more countries are available at Citrus Fruit Production indicator page.

Citrus Fruit Production Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Argentina kt 2,896 2,824 2,594 3,185 3,281
Brazil kt 20,259 19,735 19,074 19,214 19,309
China kt 31,678 33,209 34,905 36,601 37,649
Egypt kt 3,983 4,102 4,404 4,695 4,315
India kt 7,922 10,090 11,147 11,702 11,581
Indonesia kt 1,612 1,655 1,927 1,856 2,138
Iran kt 4,108 4,293 3,398 3,220 3,049
Italy kt 2,925 2,721 2,706 3,152 2,766
Mexico kt 6,750 7,620 7,813 7,949 8,111
Morocco kt 1,882 1,469 2,231 1,910 2,042
Nigeria kt 3,900 3,800 3,777 3,969 3,983
South Africa kt 2,370 2,691 2,729 2,700 2,205
Spain kt 5,560 6,373 7,049 7,636 7,086
Turkey kt 3,475 3,681 3,784 3,976 4,293
USA kt 11,111 10,080 8,538 8,219 7,936