Which Country Produces the Most Lemons and Limes?

Lemon and Lime Production (kt), 2014
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 96 countries in 2014, India ranked the highest in lemon and lime production with 2,835 kt followed by Mexico and China. On the other end of the scale was Kyrgyzstan with 0.001 kt, Bosnia and Herzegovina with 0.016 kt and Maldives with 0.040 kt.

Total lemon and lime production reached 15,111 kt in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.535 % less than in the previous year and 18.6 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total lemon and lime production reached an all time high of 17,252 kt in 2009 and an all time low of 2,620 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 3.36 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, India, accounted for 18.8 % of lemon and lime production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 47.5 % share while the ten largest countries some 86.3 % in 2014.

Data for more countries are available at Lemon and Lime Production indicator page.