How many tons of bananas does India produce?

India produces nearly a third of the world’s bananas.

India is by far the largest producer of bananas in the world, producing 11 million tons a year. That’s nearly one-third of the total number of bananas produced worldwide. Uganda comes in second with a little over 9 million.

India’s agricultural sector is one of its most important, producing 14 percent of the gross domestic product for the more than 833 million people who depend on the agricultural sector for their livelihood, according to research.

Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait are among the top export destinations. Affinity to the West Asian markets has offered a huge opportunity for Indian exporters to boost their banana consignments to the region.

Bananas have thrived on the Asian subcontinent for thousands of years. As early as the 13th century, however, tropical fruits were a novel concept amongst Europe’s aristocracy. Marco Polo regaled Europeans with tales of strange and unusual fruits, including the banana. In the US, the 100th anniversary celebration of the Declaration of Independence featured a banana as its exotic showpiece.

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