India leads in Banana Production
The global production of bananas is estimated at 48.9 million tonnes out of which 10.4 million tonnes, is contributed by India. India is followed by Brazil (5.5 million tonnes), Indonesia (2.3 million tonnes), Philippines (3.8 million tonnes), China (1.9 million tonnes) and Australia (1.8 million tonnes). India rise in bananas is a recent phenomenon. Today Maharashtra and Gujarat in Western India, Karnataka in southern India and Assam in the northeast are large banana growers.
More about the banana trade can be found at http://www.unctad.org/infocomm/anglais/banana/market.htm.
Posted on December 15th, 2009
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