Which Country Produces the Most Honey?

Honey Production (Natural) (tonnes), 2016 or latest
Agriculture | October 18, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 127 countries in 2016, China ranked the highest in natural honey production with 490,839 tonnes followed by Turkey and Iran. On the other end of the scale was Cayman Islands with 10.0 tonnes, Puerto Rico with 11.0 tonnes and Belize with 33.0 tonnes.

Data for more countries are available at Honey Production (Natural) indicator page.

Honey Production (Natural) Unit 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Argentina tonnes 59,000 72,000 76,000 67,500 78,000
Brazil tonnes 38,073 41,793 33,932 35,365 38,481
Canada tonnes 38,900 38,020 43,230 36,420 40,750
China tonnes 401,000 431,000 448,000 450,300 462,028
Ethiopia tonnes 53,675 39,892 45,905 45,000 42,899
Hungary tonnes 16,500 24,500 17,500 18,500 24,400
India tonnes 60,000 60,000 60,000 61,000 61,046
Iran tonnes 45,000 50,700 71,100 74,600 77,800
Mexico tonnes 55,684 57,783 58,602 56,907 60,624
Russia tonnes 51,535 60,010 64,898 68,446 74,868
Spain tonnes 34,550 34,624 29,735 30,613 32,174
Tanzania tonnes 28,500 28,000 28,500 30,000 30,996
Turkey tonnes 81,115 94,245 89,162 94,694 103,525
USA tonnes 80,042 67,294 64,544 67,812 80,862
Ukraine tonnes 70,873 70,300 70,134 73,713 66,521