Coconuts are known for their great versatility, as evidenced by many traditional uses, ranging from food to cosmetics.They form a regular part of the diets of many people in the tropics and subtropics. Coconuts are distinct from other fruits for their large quantity of "water", and when immature, they are known as tender-nuts or jelly-nuts and may be harvested for their potable coconut water.
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|7||Papua New Guinea||1,200,000|
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|S.No||Country||Imports (KG)||% in Total Imports|
Coconut is one of the most useful plants that can be used in the preparation of various things like chemicals, food, beverages, fibers, oils, building materials and much more. It is present in the world in abundance; however, there are basically three varieties of coconut trees found in the world. These are:
Indonesia is ranked first in the list of the largest coconut producing countries in the world. The tropical climate that prevails throughout the year in this trans-continental country makes Indonesia an ideal location of coconut production. The country produces around 18,300,000 metric tons of coconut annually.
The southern state of Tamil Nadu bags the title of the largest coconut producing country in the world. It produces approximately 6917.25 million coconuts every year which are grown in 4.65 lakh hectare of dedicated land for coconut production. The productivity of coconut is quite high with 14,872 coconuts produces per hectare in this state. Kerala comes second and Karnataka comes third in the list of the top coconut producing states in India.
China is entitled as the largest coconut importing country in the world. It imports approximately 611,397,679 Kg coconuts annually. When clubbed with the second largest importer the USA with 45,169,952 Kg of annual import, the two countries import approximately 74.42% of the total world import.
Knowledge about coconut and its production is important in order to ensure a better and more yielding produce from the coconut palm tree.