Largest Coconut Producing Country In The World

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Coconut or in Latin Cocos Nucifera is a fruit from South America, which is one of the leading commodities of world trade. Coconut is needed by many industries to be used as raw materials, and this fruit is a source of foreign exchange for several countries. As a popular commodity in the world, coconuts can be processed into various beverages, food, medicine and cosmetics.

Amazingly, all parts of the coconut tree can be processed into something with economic value. Starting from the fruit, stems and even leaves. It is not wrong if coconut is the most valuable commodity in the world.

Coconut trees can usually found in tropical countries such as South Asia, Southeast Asia and Africa. In fact, Indonesia is one of the largest coconut producing countries in the world. In 2020, coconut will become the fourth largest commodity that contributes to foreign exchange in terms of exports for Indonesia.

To find out about global coconut production, here are 5 coconut producers countries in the world :

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  1. Indonesia

As a country with a tropical climate, Indonesia able to produce approx 18.3 million tons of coconuts annually. According to data from the Indonesian Central Statistics Agency, in the 2nd quarter of 2020, Indonesia’s coconut exports amounted to 988.3 thousand tons or equivalent to US$ 519.2 million.

The increase in coconut production has put Indonesia at the top position compared to other countries. Most of Indonesia’s coconuts are produced in the form of copra and other derivative products. Some of the main coconut producing areas in Indonesia is North Sulawesi, West Java, East Java, Riau, Jambi and North Maluku.

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  1. Philippines

This island nation in Southeast Asia has a fairly large amount of coconut production, which is 15.4 million tons annually. Previously, the Philippines held the title of the largest coconut producer. In this country, the main coconut producing areas are in the islands of Luzon, Eastern Visayas and Southern Mindanao.

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  1. India

India is one of the countries in South Asia with a large volume of coconut production and is able to rank third in the world. Every year, the average coconut production in this country reaches 11.9 million tons. Coconut itself is one of India’s mainstay commodities which is widely grown in rural areas.

The biggest contributors to coconut production in India are in the south, such as Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Goa. Some grow in island areas, such as the Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweed.

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  1. Brazil

Although its production is far below India’s, Brazil has managed to position itself as the fourth-ranked coconut producer in the world. The fifth largest country in the world, which also has a tropical climate, has an annual coconut production of 2.9 million tons. For the largest coconut-producing areas in Brazil, the majority are in northern regions such as Roraima.

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  1. Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is the fifth largest coconut producer. The volume of coconut production in Sri Lanka reaches 2.5 million tons annually. This production level is expected to continue to rise, because Sri Lanka has very good climatic and geographical conditions for coconut growth.

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