The coconut tree is the one of the member of palm family. The coconut well known for its great versatility as seen in the many uses of its different parts. Coconuts are quite different from other fruits because it contain a large quantity of “water” when they are immature as well as mature. Coconut products are used to make everything from clothing to animal feed to beauty creams. The oil and milk are commonly used in cooking and frying and coconut oil is also widely used in soaps and cosmetics. Its husk is used for its strong fibers. More valulable virgin coconut oil is directly extracted from raw coconut. It is a tropical tree species that mainly grown by island and coastal areas, such as Fiji and Samoa also in the humid tropics, such as India, the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia. Here we are listing top 5 coconut producing countries.
Indonesia is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia and Oceania and it is the largest island country in the world by the number of islands it has more than fourteen thousand islands. Indonesia is a fertile land for coconut palms. Indonesia has 3.8 million hectares of coconut plantations now. Almost 65% of the coconut production is disposed of on the domestic market 35 exported either in the form of fresh fruits or processed products.
They are also producing coconut crude oil, derivatives desiccated coconut, virgin coconut oil, activated carbon, coconut fiber, coconut charcoal and coconut trees are used as material for furniture’s. They produced 18,300,000 metrics tonnes coconut and that will become 35.8% of worlds total.
The Philippines is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean and manila is the capital city. It consists more than 7000 islands. Their economy mainly depend up on Coconut production. According to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, it is the world’s largest producer of coconuts in 2009. They exported more than 1.5-million metric tonnes of copra, coconut oil, copra meal, desiccated coconut, coco shell charcoal, activated carbon and coco chemical. They has 3.6 million hectares land to coconut production. They produced 15,353,200 metic tonnes of coconuts and that will become 30.0% of worlds total.
India is a country in South Asia and it is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world. Talking about India’s coconut field, it plays an important role in national economy of India.according to the various survey India is the world’s third largest producer of coconuts. Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Orissa, West Bengal, Puducherry and Maharashtra are the states those produce maximum cocounts and it includes the island territories of Lakshadweep and Andaman. They produced 11,930,000 metic tonnes of coconuts and that will become 23.3% of worlds total.
Brazil is the largest sovereign state in Latin America and it is the world’s fifth largest country by geographical area and total population. Brazil is the largest Portuguese-speaking country in the world. Coconut production support to the national economy of Brazil. According to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations it is the world’s fourth largest producer of coconuts in 2009. Coconuts are planted mainly from the Roraima to the State of Paraná in the south, with the coastal line from Pará to Rio de Janeiro. They produced2,890,286 metic tonnes of coconuts and that will become 5.66% of worlds total.
Sri Lanka is an island country in South Asia near south-east India. Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is the capital of Sri Lanka. Coconut is one of the main Plantaion crops in Sri Lank and total land area is 395,000 hectares and about 2,500 million nuts are produced every year. Desiccated Coconut (DC) and Brown fiber are very popular in sri Lanka and they holds the global No.1 for the exports of Brown fiber. They produce 2,513,000 metic tonnes of coconuts and that will become 4.9% of worlds total.