The world’s population keeps growing, while its resources are dwindling, so the largest fruit and vegetable producing countries in the world are becoming more and more important.
It has become increasingly important over the past few decades that we increase production of vegetables, fruits and anything else us humans need to consume in order to live, lest we end up in a shortage that could drive up the prices. Some of the largest agricultural countries, such as China, USA, and Thailand are the ones keeping the world afloat, supplying loads of products to all corners of the globe. It does not mean, however, that without them we’d go into a famine, as all countries manage on their own just fine – we’d just end up losing loads of the vegetables and fruits that we’re now taking for granted.
For instance, the largest grain producers in the world, such as Germany who makes a lot of Rye, or China, who is the largest producer of wheat in the world in 2016, are also important exporters of these particular grains. China is, of course, also the largest rice producing country. When it comes to who’s the largest producer of pulses in the world, then India is by far the largest, with estimates putting production at 1 million tonnes in 2014.
If you’re interested, you can also take a look at our list of 8 countries that produce the most grain in the world, or the list of the 10 most advanced countries in agriculture, which should help give you some perspective of the state of the world.
In order to create our list today, we looked up for world agricultural production statistics, which we found at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, which has data on all types of crops from all over the world, although we should mention the freshest data on our list is from 2014. We looked up data for fruits and vegetables and handed out points by taking into consideration the production they reported. We handed out points to the first 20 nations on each list, crosschecked them and came up with the final results.
That being said, here are the largest fruit and vegetable producing countries in the world.