10 World’s Biggest Pears Producers– According to the FAO Statistical Database in 2020, there are 10 biggest producers of Pears. Taxonomically, this plant was included in Order:Rosales; Family: Rosaceae ; Subfamily: Amygdaloideae; Tribe: Maleae; Subtribe: Malinae and Genus:Pyrus L. So, basically, it has a close relation with other plant species ,namely roses, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, apples, plums, peaches, apricots, and almonds. Historically, Pears were cultivated in China as early as 2000 BC and became popular across the nations and continents because of the taste that is favorable to Humans diet.
Statistically, the world’s production of Pears has increased over time. In 1980, the world’s production of Pears reached 8.5 million tons with harvested areas around 804 thousand hectares. Meanwhile, in 2021, the world’s production of Pears achieved 25 million tons with World’s harvested areas around 1.3 million hectares. Furthermore, the yield of the pears is relatively stable with range around 7.5 tons / hectare – 18.3 tons / hectare.
The Harvested Areas, World’s Production, and Yield of Pears From 1980 to 2021
|Years||World’s Hervested Areas||World’s Production of Pears||Yield / Productivity|
|(Hectares (Ha))||(Tons)||(Tons/ Hectare)|
|Source :FAOSTAT, 2023|
Statistically, the production of World’s Pears in 2020 is around 23 million tons with harvested area around 1.2 million hectares (ha). Based on the continent levels, the production of pears fruit is still concentrated in Asia with 17 million tons of production or 77% of total world’s production, followed by Europe with production around 2.8 million tons or 12.2% percent of total World’s production. and the others were from Africa with 1.5 million tons and the Americas with 712 thousand tons.
In 2021, the Production of Pears based on Continent still dominated in Asia regions. This continent, Asia, can produce 20 million tons of Pears. Meanwhile, Europe and Americas are behind the Asia with production around 2.3 million tons and 1.6 million tons, respectively. Furthermore, AFrica and Ocean can produce around 761 thousand tons and 106 thousand tons, respectively.
Production of Pears Based on Continent in 2021
|Continent||Production of Pears in 2021|
|Source :FAOSTAT, 2023|
Here are the 10 World’s Biggest Pears Producers in 2021, this data was obtained from FAO Statistical Corporate Database in 2023. Here are the rank 10 World’s Biggest Country Producers.
The Rank 10 World’s Biggest Pears Producers in 2021
|Ranks||Countries||Production of Pears|
|2||United States of America||636,390|
|7||Netherlands (Kingdom of the)||340,000|
|Source :FAOSTAT, 2023|
Beside the statistical data of Pears production, here is the brief description of Pears cultivation across the nations because the country has a different view on Pears cultivations.
Brief Description of 10 World’s Biggest Pears Producers
China became the biggest country producer of Pears in 2021. Statistically, the production of China’s Pears reached 18.8 million tons. More than 50% of world pears production came from China. Based on the Statista Data, there are some provinces in China with the biggest production of Pear fruit. Hebei, Xinjiang, Henan, Liaoning, Anhui, Shandong, and Shaanxi are some of the provinces in China with the biggest Production of Pear.
2.United States of America
The United States of America is the second-biggest producer of Pear. Statistically, the production of Pears reached 636 thousand tons in 2021. Based on the states in USA, California, Oregon and Washington make up the majority of production of Pears than the others.
Argentina is the third-biggest producer of Pears. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database in 2021. The production of Argentina in 2021 reached 634 thousand tons. Geograhically, the Pear from Argentina are concentrated mainly in the provinces of Rio Negro and Neuquén with more than 80% of national production comes from both of them.
Turkey is the forth-biggest producer of Pears. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT) in 2021. the production of Turkey’s Pears reached 530 thousand tons. Hatay and Mardin province are some of the cultivation areas of Pears.
South Africa is the biggest country from the African Region that has the biggest production of Pears. Statistically, the production of Pears from this country reached 431,000 tons. Geographically, Western Cape region of South Africa is one of the main area of Pear production in that country.
Belgium is the next country with the biggest production of Pears. Statistically, the production of Pears from Tin-Tin country reached 355 thousand tons. Some of the production are located around Sint-Truiden
Netherlands is the seventh- biggest producer of Pears besides Italy from the Europe region. in 2021, the production of Netherland’s Pears reached 340 thousand tons in 2021. Genetically, the most popular pear in the Netherlands is the Conference and 50% of all Dutch pears are of this cultivar.
Spain is the country with ninth-biggest production of Pears with production of pears in 2021 reaching 316 thousand tons. Pera de Jumilla,Pera de Lleida, and Peras de Rincon de Soto are some of Popular Pears from Spain
India is the next biggest producer of Pears in the world. Statistically, Mahatma Gandhi’s country can produce 276 thousand tons. It makes India in the 9th rank of Biggest producers. Jammu & Kashmir,Punjab, and Uttarakhand are some of the states that have the biggest production of Pear than other areas.
Italy is the 10th biggest producer of Pears in 2021. According to the FAO Statistical Database, the production of Italian’s Pars reached 273 thousand tons. In Italy, the Emilia-Romagna region is the main area of Pear cultivation in that country. It spread across Reggio Emilia, Ferrara, Modena, Bologna and Ravenna. Some of Cultivar of Pear from Italy are The Abate Fetel, The Conference, The Decana del Comizio, The Kaiser, and The Max Red Bartlett.
Bibliography of 10 World’s Biggest Pears Producers
FAOSTAT.2023.Production of Pears: top 10 producers. Accessed via https://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#data/QCL/visualize on May 6th, 2023.
Statista. 2022. Pear Production Volume in China in 2020. Accessed via https://www.statista.com/statistics/242946/pear-production-in-chna-by-region/ on May 6th, 2023.
ItalianFoodExcellece. 2014. The Land of Pears. Accessed via https://www.italianfoodexcellence.com/the-land-of-pears/ on May 6th, 2023.
AgMRC.2021.Pears. Accesseed via https://www.agmrc.org/commodities-products/fruits/pears on May 6th, 2023.
Apeda. 2021. Indian Production of Pear. Accessed via http://apeda.in/agriexchange/India%20Production/India_Productions.aspx?cat=fruit&hscode=1054 on May 6th, 2023.