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Countries Producing the Most Bananas

Can you name the countries that grow the most bananas?
For the year 2020. Source: FAO.
Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: March 21, 2022
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First submittedOctober 7, 2014
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Metric Tons
Country
31.5 mil
India
11.9 mil
China
8.18 mil
Indonesia
6.64 mil
Brazil
6.02 mil
Ecuador
Metric Tons
Country
5.96 mil
Philippines
4.48 mil
Guatemala
4.12 mil
Angola
3.42 mil
Tanzania
2.53 mil
Costa Rica
Metric Tons
Country
2.46 mil
Mexico
2.43 mil
Colombia
2.31 mil
Peru
2.19 mil
Vietnam
1.86 mil
Kenya
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Level 75
Mar 21, 2022
Thanks Dan for updating this quiz for 2020 figures
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Level 73
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 70
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 74
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 66
Sep 4, 2019
or perhaps atleast registered companies, and not 1 person/family street vendors.
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Level 87
Dec 2, 2018
Come on, banana republics.
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Level 77
Dec 3, 2018
No Australia?
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Level 75
Dec 3, 2018
0.33 million tonnes.
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Level 86
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 66
Sep 4, 2019
Most payamas!
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Level 84
Jan 8, 2019
was that banana attacked by a ninja?
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Level 44
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 53
Jan 8, 2019
Sigh, so focused on South American and Africa. Totally forgot Central America!
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Level 49
Jan 8, 2019
I got Rwanda but missed Costa Rica and Guatemala :/
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Level 73
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 71
Oct 8, 2021
Yeah, it's strange. We get plenty of tropical fruits from Mexico (especially mangos and avocadoes) but no bananas I guess. Not sure why.
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Level 39
Sep 21, 2019
Why such a random idea
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Level 59
Apr 22, 2022
Are you new?
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Level 54
Dec 9, 2020
Somehow I read it as "Countries Producing the Most Bahamas"
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Level 28
Nov 5, 2021
No Peru? I've never seen bananas that aren't Peruvian or Ecuadorian...
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Level 75
Nov 5, 2021
245,000 tonnes in 2017, almost all of it organic.
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Level 77
Mar 21, 2022
Angola with 11 seconds to spare
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Level 71
Mar 21, 2022
6 foot, 7 foot, 8 foot bunch!
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Level 75
Mar 22, 2022
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Level 71
Mar 27, 2022
Rwanda seems to have dropped off the list. Were the bananas killed off?
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Level 88
Apr 20, 2022
Wow, didn't expect China to be that high up. I typed that in as a guess.
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Level 61
Apr 20, 2022
I always used to think that bananas originate from Africa because gorillas eat them but it turns out that they originate from Asia and only captive gorillas eat them.
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Level 41
Apr 20, 2022
Best fruit in the world by far, can't change my mind. Just it's tendency to be curved and it's nice yellow color, truly makes this fruit amazing
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Level 59
Apr 22, 2022
This quiz is plantains.