Which Country Produces the Most Eggplants?

Eggplant (Aubergines) Production (kt), 2018
Agriculture | March 9, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 82 countries in 2018, China ranked the highest in eggplant production with 34,103 kt followed by India and Egypt. On the other end of the scale was Djibouti with 0.055 kt, Costa Rica with 0.096 kt and Gabon with 0.244 kt.

Total eggplant production reached 54,077 kt in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 2.94 % more than in the previous year and 26.4 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total eggplant production reached an all time high of 54,077 kt in 2018 and an all time low of 5,895 kt in 1964. The average annual growth amounted to 3.64 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 63.1 % of eggplant production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 89.4 % share while the ten largest countries some 95.2 % in 2018.

Data for more countries are available at Eggplant (Aubergines) Production indicator page.

Eggplant (Aubergines) Production Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Algeria kt 91.8 119 138 136 127
China kt 27,699 28,434 29,467 31,267 31,991
Egypt kt 1,194 1,247 1,258 1,201 1,300
India kt 12,634 13,444 13,558 12,589 12,515
Indonesia kt 519 546 557 514 510
Iran kt 474 603 528 654 677
Italy kt 298 303 309 300 318
Japan kt 327 321 323 309 306
Mexico kt 122 123 138 159 172
Philippines kt 212 220 226 233 236
Romania kt 126 123 128 128 116
Spain kt 246 206 223 245 243
Sri Lanka kt 127 130 128 126 127
Syria kt 106 115 138 137 131
Turkey kt 799 827 827 805 854