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Countries Producing the Most Bananas

Which countries produced the most bananas in 2017?
Source: FAO
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Last updated: January 31, 2019
First submittedOctober 7, 2014
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Tonnes
Country
30.5 mil
India
11.2 mil
China
7.16 mil
Indonesia
6.68 mil
Brazil
6.28 mil
Ecuador
6.04 mil
Philippines
4.30 mil
Angola
Tonnes
Country
3.89 mil
Guatemala
3.79 mil
Colombia
3.49 mil
Tanzania
2.55 mil
Costa Rica
2.23 mil
Mexico
2.05 mil
Vietnam
1.73 mil
Rwanda
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level 69
Nov 29, 2018
Surprised to see so few African countries on the list. Does this not include bananas grown for personal consumption or something?
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level 75
Dec 1, 2018
Your question made me wonder about banana global commodity chains. Out of curiosity I looked them up on Follow the Thing and found this.
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level 66
Jan 8, 2019
Same. I've been in Cameroon once and you could buy bananas everywhere on the street. Now that country might be still too small, but I'd definitely expect countries like Nigeria and DR Congo on this list.
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level 67
Jan 9, 2019
Right. I thought for sure Uganda, where they're a staple. My guess is that only bananas for export make most national lists.
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level 62
Sep 4, 2019
or perhaps atleast registered companies, and not 1 person/family street vendors.
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level 73
Dec 2, 2018
Come on, banana republics.
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level 64
Dec 3, 2018
No Australia?
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level 72
Dec 3, 2018
0.33 million tonnes.
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level 83
Dec 7, 2018
When I first saw this quiz I read "Countries Producing the Most Bahamas" and I thought it was going to be a very short list,
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level 62
Sep 4, 2019
Most payamas!
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level 77
Jan 8, 2019
was that banana attacked by a ninja?
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level 41
Jan 8, 2019
In hindsight some obvious ones on here - due to their sheer size China etc would likely produce a high amount of bananas - but they didn’t come to mind at all at first ‘cause I was trying all the African and South American countries...
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level 54
Jan 8, 2019
Sigh, so focused on South American and Africa. Totally forgot Central America!
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level 46
Jan 8, 2019
I got Rwanda but missed Costa Rica and Guatemala :/
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level 66
Apr 29, 2019
I guess Panama doesn’t produce enough Bananamas.
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level 66
Apr 29, 2019
Also, shout out to Rwanda for making this list!
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level 65
Aug 22, 2019
Interesting. I live in the southwestern USA but almost every banana I've ever eaten has an Ecuador or Guatemala sticker on it. Perhaps most of Mexico's bananas are not being exported. Or, maybe just the way supply chains work.
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level 41
Sep 21, 2019
Why such a random idea