Which Country Produces the Most Plums?

Plum and Sloe Production (kt), 2018 or latest
Agriculture | March 17, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 85 countries in 2018, China ranked the highest in plum and sloe production with 6,788 kt followed by Romania and Serbia. On the other end of the scale was Belgium with 0.025 kt, Latvia with 0.095 kt and Malawi with 0.152 kt.

Total plum and sloe production reached 12,609 kt in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 7.85 % more than in the previous year and 19.4 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total plum and sloe production reached an all time high of 12,609 kt in 2018 and an all time low of 4,235 kt in 1962. The average annual growth amounted to 1.26 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 53.8 % of plum and sloe production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 63.9 % share while the ten largest countries some 78.7 % in 2018.

Data for more countries are available at Plum and Sloe Production indicator page.

Plum and Sloe Production Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Argentina kt 269 36.0 178 161 150
Bosnia and Herzegovina kt 111 227 74.1 117 132
Chile kt 312 311 294 296 290
China kt 5,995 6,154 6,235 6,387 6,517
France kt 189 167 200 165 230
India kt 215 220 225 229 244
Iran kt 174 193 265 285 299
Italy kt 172 210 215 200 221
Morocco kt 74.8 109 92.9 123 124
Romania kt 424 512 495 496 513
Russia kt 130 142 140 136 152
Serbia kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 297 569 401 355 471
Turkey kt 300 305 265 280 298
USA kt 512 330 410 435 241
Ukraine kt 147 184 163 184 178