Global fruit production in 2016, by variety (in million metric tons)*

Global production of fruit by variety 2016 This statistic shows the world fruit production in 2016 in million metric tons, broken down by variety. In that year, some 113.28 million metric tons of bananas were produced worldwide.
Fruit production

Fruit crops are a major part of agricultural production. Based on production quantities, the most popular fresh fruits worldwide in order are bananas, apples and grapes. Bananas and apples are grown on trees, and watermelons are grown on thick vines.

For cultivation, the tropical banana plant requires a warm and humid climate and rich, dark and fertile soils. The most common banana types which are grown globally include Cavendish, Lady Fingers, and Plantains. The last variety is also known as cooking banana. Their characteristics include a drier texture and they tend to contain more starch. In many tropical countries Plantains are a staple food.

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), countries with a significant production amount include China, the United States and Turkey. Rated among the most popular apple varieties in the United States are Gala, Honeycrisp and Fuji.

Fruit and vegetables are seen as a strong part of a healthy and balanced diet. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which are created and published every five years by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), recommend increasing fruit and vegetable intake.
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Production in million metric tons
Watermelons117.02
Bananas113.28
Apples89.33
Grapes77.44
Oranges73.19
Mangoes**46.51
Plantains35.06
Tangerines***32.79
Pears27.35
Pineapples25.81
Peaches and nectarines24.98
Lemons and limes17.35
Papayas13.05
Plums and sloes12.05
Strawberries9.12
Grapefruit****9.07
Dates8.46
Avocados5.57
Persimmons5.43
Kiwi fruit4.27
Apricots3.88
Cherries2.32
Raspberries0.8
Cranberries 0.68
Production in million metric tons
Watermelons117.02
Bananas113.28
Apples89.33
Grapes77.44
Oranges73.19
Mangoes**46.51
Plantains35.06
Tangerines***32.79
Pears27.35
Pineapples25.81
Peaches and nectarines24.98
Lemons and limes17.35
Papayas13.05
Plums and sloes12.05
Strawberries9.12
Grapefruit****9.07
Dates8.46
Avocados5.57
Persimmons5.43
Kiwi fruit4.27
Apricots3.88
Cherries2.32
Raspberries0.8
Cranberries 0.68
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This statistic shows the world fruit production in 2016 in million metric tons, broken down by variety. In that year, some 113.28 million metric tons of bananas were produced worldwide.
Fruit production

Fruit crops are a major part of agricultural production. Based on production quantities, the most popular fresh fruits worldwide in order are bananas, apples and grapes. Bananas and apples are grown on trees, and watermelons are grown on thick vines.

For cultivation, the tropical banana plant requires a warm and humid climate and rich, dark and fertile soils. The most common banana types which are grown globally include Cavendish, Lady Fingers, and Plantains. The last variety is also known as cooking banana. Their characteristics include a drier texture and they tend to contain more starch. In many tropical countries Plantains are a staple food.

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), countries with a significant production amount include China, the United States and Turkey. Rated among the most popular apple varieties in the United States are Gala, Honeycrisp and Fuji.

Fruit and vegetables are seen as a strong part of a healthy and balanced diet. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which are created and published every five years by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), recommend increasing fruit and vegetable intake.
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Release date
March 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2016
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Data accessed on March 13, 2018
Supplementary notes
* Fruit production excluding melons.
** Mangoes, mangosteens, guavas.
*** Tangerines, mandarins, clementines, satsumas.
**** Including pomelos.
Numbers were rounded to provide a better understanding of the statistic.

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