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Pear Production by Country 2024

There are over 3,000 varieties of pears grown around the world, with an annual output of 23 to 24 million metric tons. Here are some popular pear varieties and where they are grown.

Anjou

The Anjou pear originated in Belgium. It comes in the lovely colors of red and green. Although the colors are different, they taste the same. They are slightly tart with a firm texture.

Bartlett

Barlett pears (also known as the Williams variety) have a high moisture content that makes them very juicy. They are grown in the United States and Canada.

Seckel

The Seckel pear is tiny and easily eaten in two bites. They were discovered by settlers in the 1800s, growing wild in Pennsylvania, USA.

Bosc

The Bosc pear is grown in Europe, Canada, Australia, and the USA. They are medium brown in color and perfect to use for making a pear dessert dish.

Asian

The Asian pear is round and tasty with the texture of an apple. They are grown throughout East Asia.

China is the number one pear producing country and accounts for 16 million metric tons, equal to about 70%.

- Values have been rounded to the nearest whole ton.

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Country
2021 Production (tons)
2020 Production (tons)
2019 Production (tons)
2018 Production (tons)
2017 Production (tons)
China18,978,14417,916,75017,404,53216,196,64916,527,694
United States636,390595,110648,637730,740669,000
Argentina634,000659,000594,143565,697517,754
Turkey530,349545,569530,723519,451503,004
South Africa459,532434,589408,289397,555416,215
Belgium355,680392,590332,420368,830301,818
Netherlands340,000400,000373,000402,200330,000
Spain316,270323,730330,670332,320360,957
India276,000290,000300,000318,000346,000
Italy273,450619,470429,290752,590772,578
Portugal225,360131,000198,470161,350202,277
Chile218,049244,723253,884284,057289,583
South Korea210,293132,580200,732203,166265,757
Japan206,200198,200238,600258,700274,500
Ukraine163,280152,290155,300183,170165,440
North Korea150,228149,485148,742148,234146,769
Algeria149,780154,861223,467200,176236,982
Iran123,998127,651106,78592,28193,594
Uzbekistan113,447109,330101,85898,353104,916
Taiwan102,244101,45091,032118,649117,694
Australia90,18784,20680,353103,74896,741
Russia79,10072,80069,60066,30053,300
Greece74,71081,33075,77077,020100,027
Egypt73,69579,35068,82070,18177,132
France69,070137,930119,830129,490130,153
Poland68,60061,00067,58090,91055,142
Azerbaijan68,17758,76457,03952,25950,492
Serbia55,93867,11054,85953,90552,291
Romania49,46046,64046,16057,16048,878
Morocco46,62633,08234,02035,20234,025
Austria42,31070,85032,730111,34046,111
Germany37,16039,27042,48047,64023,386
Colombia35,38228,01322,22420,52415,720
Switzerland35,31444,09437,98158,13131,054
Lebanon32,28632,55831,62049,41342,665
Belarus32,20058,04232,22755,19832,105
Nepal27,71222,86732,02530,82730,061
Mexico25,84325,90325,97929,97327,929
Israel24,70024,00023,50026,00028,000
Bosnia and Herzegovina23,29035,94930,34536,84515,370
Tunisia22,00021,00021,00013,00019,500
Hungary21,72020,33022,36025,95023,333
United Kingdom19,27025,01127,40626,57326,625
Afghanistan18,13318,0206,9668,7418,381
New Zealand16,64616,49417,81019,41919,264
Kazakhstan16,40314,34513,86413,63414,231
Armenia16,21313,69512,46414,19118,175
Syria15,99618,17020,86520,20521,335
Brazil15,79015,36316,69719,81322,125
Iraq15,55915,56715,6527,8227,755
Albania14,24414,34614,10713,56513,458
Uruguay14,0007,18211,00411,62612,000
Pakistan13,64514,12614,47015,64215,926
Georgia10,40011,3006,8009,4005,600
Canada7,9098,5459,3969,0539,505
Ecuador7,2087,2067,2327,1867,200
Denmark7,0907,1904,7405,8004,465
North Macedonia6,6318,7908,0488,0555,052
Tanzania5,1725,1745,1165,2245,182
Moldova5,1004,4095,3165,1904,297
Peru4,2123,9564,0894,5414,267
Croatia3,3403,9602,3103,0602,796
Bulgaria3,0402,8305,4303,3602,840
Lithuania2,1401,7901,7001,5602,448
Jordan1,9121,5391,9472,2702,398
Bolivia1,8921,9122,0311,9671,907
Sweden1,7001,5501,6501,7402,050
Libya1,4551,4631,4631,4561,462
Madagascar1,4351,4441,4501,4121,468
Slovenia1,1703,8002,9404,5004,000
Kenya1,1349619361,2521,892
Slovakia9501,1107901,390844
Bhutan8591,1071,5841,3721,510
Yemen758770747757733
Kyrgyzstan6843332,2814,2426,082
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines589546484502473
Norway563488415553249
Cyprus520330300390598
Latvia400600700400431
Montenegro297360333400389
Finland250190250230
Paraguay218217217218219
Zimbabwe171171171171171
Palestine124125123125125
Luxembourg90270230300219
Malta701207020022
Djibouti33333
World25,753,55925,080,34424,351,67323,832,69423,936,119
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Which country produces the most pears?

China ranks at the top for global pear production. In 2021/2022, the nation produced 18.8 million metric tons of pears.

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