9 World’s Biggest Cranberry Producers- According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), there are 9 Biggest Cranberry Producers in 2020. Some of us know this fruit can be positively useful for human’s body. Specifically, in healthy aspects, this plant can improve heart health, prevent urinary tract infection (UTI), and help the body in resisting toxic viruses and bacteria. Some of us can consume cranberry directly (fresh) or process it into cranberry juice, sauce, or jam. Historically, cranberry comes from the United States and is often used as an additional dish on certain important ceremony days in the United States of America. Originally, the name cranberry come from the German language “kraanbere” and John Elliot used it “Cranberry” in English.
Taxonomically, in biological subject, this species can be included into some plant division. This species included in Kingdom: Plantae; Subkingdom: Viridiplantae; Infrakingdom: Streptophyta; Super division: Embryophyta; Division: Tracheophyta; Subdivision: Spermatophytina; Class: Magnoliopsida; Superorder: Asteranae; Order: Ericales; Family: Ericaceae; Genus: Vaccinium L.; Species: Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton (cranberry, large cranberry, American cranberry). Because of this, cranberry have close relation with lingonberry, Bilberry, Huckleberry, Blueberry in the same family of Ericaceae.
Statistically, according to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), in 2020, the production of cranberries across the nation’s around 663 thousand tons with forty-two thousand hectares of harvested area. Based on the continent area, the main production of cranberries is still located in American region with 645 thousand tons of fruits, followed by Asia with seventeen thousand tons, Europe with 958 tons, and Africa with 182 tons. So, American region still contributes 97% of World’s production of cranberries.
Based on Countries, here are the 10 World’s Biggest Cranberry Producers. This data was obtained from FAO Statistical Corporate Database in 2020. Here are the ranks of The Biggest cranberry producers.
Table Rank of 9 World’s Biggest Cranberry Producers
|Rank||Countries||Production of Cranberries in 2020|
|1||United States of America||355,163|
|Source : FAOSTAT, 2022|
Brief Description of 9 World’s Biggest Cranberry Producers
1. United States of America
The United States of America (USA) still become the biggest cranberry producer in 2020. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of Cranberry around 355,163 tons. According to State, the production of cranberry is located in some regions. Wisconsin, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Oregon is some of the states that has a huge production of cranberry. In this country, there are many cultivars of cranberries. These are Ben Lear, Crimson Queen, Early Black, Franklin, Howes, McFarlin, Pilgrim, Scarlet Knight, and Stevens.
Canada still becomes the second-biggest producer of cranberry in 2020. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database in 2020, the production of Cranberry in that year around 161,903 tons. Geographically, British Columbia and Québec are some of regions in Canada that has biggest commercial area of cranberry.
Chile is the third-biggest producer of cranberry in 2020. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database in 2020, the production of Cranberry from Chile reached 128,054 tons. in this country, the harvesting season of Cranberry is around March through May.
Turkey is the fourth biggest producer of Cranberry in 2020. Statistically, the production of Cranberry from Turkey reached 14,231 tons.
Azerbaijan is the fifth-biggest producer of Cranberry in 2020. Statistically, the production of Cranberry from Azerbaijan reached 2,854 tons. Geographically, there are some regions of cranberry production in Azerbaijan. Guba-Khachmaz and Sheki- Zakatala are some of the regions where cranberries is cultivated and produced.
Ukraine is the sixth-biggest producer of Cranberry in 2020. Statistically, the production of Cranberry from Ukraine achieved 411 tons.
7. North Macedonia
North Macedonia is the seventh-biggest producer of Cranberry in 2020. Statistically, the production of Cranberry in 2020 reached 295 tons. Economically, the production of Cranberry from North Macedonia are exported to the other country, namely Serbia, Italy, and the others.
Belarus is the eighth-biggest producer of Cranberry in 2020. According to FAO Corporate Statistical Database, in 2020, the production of Cranberry from Belarus reached 252 tons. In this country, there is one biggest company that produces Cranberry. Polesskie Zhuraviny is one of the biggest company producers of Cranberry from Belarus.
Tunisia is the ninth-biggest producer of Cranberry in 2020. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database in 2020, the production of Cranberry from Tunisia reached 182 tons.
Bibliography of 9 Worlds Biggest Cranberry Producers
FAOSTAT. 2020. Production of Cranberries: top ten producers 2020. Accessed via https://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#data/QCL/visualize on June 4th, 2022.
Statista. 2022. Total cranberry production in the United States in 2021, by state (in 1,000 barrels).Accessed via https://www.statista.com/statistics/193900/total-cranberry-production-by-us-states/ on June 3rd, 2022.