Which Country Produces the Most Pears?

Pear Production (kt), 2018
Agriculture | March 9, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 84 countries in 2018, China ranked the highest in pear production with 16,078 kt followed by USA and Italy. On the other end of the scale was Djibouti with 0.003 kt, Malta with 0.024 kt and Zimbabwe with 0.142 kt.

Total pear production reached 23,734 kt in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.483 % less than in the previous year and 10.9 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total pear production reached an all time high of 26,010 kt in 2014 and an all time low of 5,202 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 2.70 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 67.7 % of pear production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 73.8 % share while the ten largest countries some 86.1 % in 2018.

Data for more countries are available at Pear Production indicator page.

Pear 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 211 241 228 255 212
Argentina kt 825 890 840 869 522
Belgium kt 236 305 374 375 332
Chile kt 202 230 245 280 294
China kt 17,073 17,301 17,964 16,527 15,963
India kt 340 325 317 303 323
Italy kt 646 743 702 754 702
Japan kt 299 294 295 277 278
Netherlands kt 199 327 349 349 374
South Africa kt 339 365 404 400 423
South Korea kt 173 282 303 261 238
Spain kt 407 426 430 355 349
Turkey kt 443 462 462 464 472
USA kt 779 796 754 744 682
Ukraine kt 158 169 158 171 156