Which Country Produces the Most Watermelons?

Watermelon Production (kt), 2018
Agriculture | March 17, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 103 countries in 2018, China ranked the highest in watermelon production with 62,804 kt followed by Iran and Turkey. On the other end of the scale was Djibouti with 0.068 kt, Bahrain with 0.194 kt and Brunei with 0.196 kt.

Total watermelon production reached 103,975 kt in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.689 % more than in the previous year and 14.1 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total watermelon production reached an all time high of 103,975 kt in 2018 and an all time low of 17,847 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 3.14 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 60.4 % of watermelon production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 68.2 % share while the ten largest countries some 81.6 % in 2018.

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

Watermelon 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 1,495 1,501 1,614 1,814 1,878
Brazil kt 2,080 2,164 2,171 2,120 2,088
China kt 60,291 61,011 61,491 62,671 62,207
Egypt kt 1,875 1,595 2,015 1,510 1,646
India kt 1,727 1,789 1,810 2,145 2,325
Iran kt 3,220 3,686 4,011 3,714 4,093
Kazakhstan kt 818 939 1,013 1,115 1,173
Mexico kt 1,034 953 946 1,020 1,200
Morocco kt 575 611 725 707 437
Russia kt 1,453 1,420 1,428 1,666 1,884
Spain kt 871 870 859 1,040 1,092
Turkey kt 4,022 3,887 3,886 3,919 3,929
USA kt 1,640 1,638 1,509 1,609 1,803
Uzbekistan kt 1,418 1,558 1,696 1,854 2,045
Vietnam kt 1,116 1,163 1,096 1,084 1,103