16 April 2017 | Jessica Dillinger on World Atlas highlights that “as demand for coconut products continues to grow worldwide, the top producers of the fruit struggle to keep up.”
Demand for coconuts has grown upwards of 500% in the last decade.
Coconut has been a cash crop for decades and, even with stiff competition from other vegetable oils, it promises to continue to be a profitable venture in the future. Nonetheless, the top global coconut producers must learn from the current situation, and take steps to ensure that their farms are sustainable enough to stand the tests of time and meet future demands.
|Rank||Country||Coconuts Produced (tons)|
|7||Papua New Guinea||1,200,000|
|11||United Republic of Tanzania||530,000|