Which Country Produces the Most Dates?

Production of Dates (tonnes), 2014
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 38 countries in 2014, Egypt ranked the highest in production of dates with 1,465,030 tonnes followed by Iran and Algeria. On the other end of the scale was Colombia with 21.0 tonnes, Djibouti with 111 tonnes and Peru with 206 tonnes.

Total production of dates reached 7,335,177 tonnes in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 3.99 % less than in the previous year and 9.75 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total production of dates reached an all time high of 7,627,624 tonnes in 2013 and an all time low of 1,809,091 tonnes in 1962. The average annual growth amounted to 2.63 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, Egypt, accounted for 20.0 % of production of dates in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 48.5 % share while the ten largest countries some 91.9 % in 2014.

Data for more countries are available at Production of Dates indicator page.

Production of Dates Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Algeria tonnes 552,765 600,696 644,741 724,894 789,357
China tonnes 135,000 140,000 145,920 150,525 150,958
Egypt tonnes 1,326,133 1,270,478 1,352,954 1,373,570 1,400,072
Iran tonnes 1,023,126 1,023,126 1,023,126 1,053,870 1,086,600
Iraq tonnes 476,318 507,002 567,668 619,182 655,450
Kuwait tonnes 16,000 29,849 32,561 20,700 21,880
Libya tonnes 150,000 153,692 168,667 166,157 168,191
Morocco tonnes 72,700 84,580 101,351 102,961 101,862
Oman tonnes 267,000 258,572 276,405 268,011 281,000
Pakistan tonnes 566,400 531,191 524,041 557,279 524,612
Saudi Arabia tonnes 986,409 991,660 991,546 1,008,105 1,031,082
Sudan tonnes 339,300 422,000 431,000 432,100 433,500
Tunisia tonnes 145,000 162,000 174,000 180,000 193,000
United Arab Emirates tonnes 757,600 759,000 825,300 239,164 221,529
Yemen tonnes 55,204 56,760 57,849 55,828 55,181