Which Country Produces the Most Watermelon in the World?

Vegetables And Melons November 15, 2017
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

In 2015, the country with the largest volume of the watermelon output was China (77,154 thousand tonnes), accounting for 68% of global production. Moreover, watermelon output in China exceeded the figures recorded by the world's second largest producer, Iran (3,839 thousand tonnes), more than tenfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Turkey with a share of 3%.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of watermelon producton in China stood at +2.7%. The remaining producing countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: Iran (+1.8% per year) and Turkey (-0.1% per year).

Top 10 Watermelon Producing Countries in the World

1. China (77,154K Tonnes)
2. Iran (3,839K Tonnes)
3. Turkey (3,780K Tonnes)
4. Brazil (2,230K Tonnes)
5. Egypt (1,968K Tonnes)
6. Uzbekistan (1,835K Tonnes)
7. Algeria (1,656K Tonnes)
8. United States (1,464K Tonnes)
9. Russia (1,408K Tonnes)
10. Kazakhstan (1,119K Tonnes)

Global Watermelon Production

Global watermelon production amounted to 113,896 thousand tonnes in 2015, rising by +2.6% against the previous year level. Overall, the global watermelon output pursued a pronounced growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total output figures increased at an average annual rate of +2.4%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2009, when the output figure increased by +4% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global watermelon production attained its maximum volume of 113,896 thousand tonnes in 2007. From 2008 to 2015, the total watermelon output growth failed to regain its strength.

Over the analyzed period, an increase in global watermelon production was primarily driven by population growth and popularity of healthy eating. Furthermore, these key drivers are expected to continue promoting the watermelon output in the immediate term.

The world watermelon harvested area amounted to 3,527 thousand ha in 2015, which was 0.9% more than the previous year figure. The watermelon harvested area indicated a slight increase over the period under review, representing a compound annual growth rate of +0.5% from 2007 to 2015. This trend pattern was relatively stable throughout the analyzed period. Over the period under review, the total watermelon harvested area peaked in 2015, and is likely to continue its expansion in the immediate term, following rising demand over the globe.

Do you want to know more about global watermelon market? Get the latest trends and insight from our report. It includes a wide range of statistics on

  • watermelon market share
  • watermelon prices
  • watermelon industry
  • watermelon sales
  • watermelon market forecast
  • watermelon price forecast
  • key watermelon producers

Source: World: Watermelon - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast