The 8 Countries That Grow the Most Mangoes in the World

Street vendor selling raspuri mangoes

Written by Patrick MacFarland

Published: May 4, 2024

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Mangoes are a tropical fruit that grows from a tree called the Mangifera indica. The fruit originated around the area where Myanmar, Bangladesh, and India are located. It is a Southeast Asian fruit that has been around for centuries. Because there are many cultivars of mango, mango fruit is quite diverse in how it looks and tastes. Today, mangoes are enjoyed by so many people across the world. Mangoes can be put into smoothies or yogurts or eaten just the way it is.

These fantastic fruits can also be grown in various places, as long as the weather is warmer, giving it a tropical feel. But what are the countries that grow the most of this delicious fruit? Let’s take a look at the top eight countries that grow the most mangoes (numbers reflect 2021 statistics).

8. Thailand

Organic Nam Dok Mai thai Mangoes, Sweet, tasty, refreshing.It is the most popular mango variety in Thailand. concept vitamin from fruit.

The majority of Thai mangoes are sold domestically and not exported.


Thailand produces 1.6 million tons of mangoes. Because of where Thailand is located in the world, the country is a prime location for the growing of mangoes. The harvest season in Thailand for mangoes lasts from February until July, but it is mostly a year-round fruit because of the tropical weather in the country. Thai mangoes are increasingly being exported to various places around the world — the EU, Japan, Russia, and Korea.

7. Malawi


Nearly 99% of mangoes produced in Malawi are local varieties.

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Malawi produces 1.7 million tons of mangoes. Every year, from October to March, Malawi farmers pack their mangoes to export them throughout the world. Some stay put in the country, too. Five varieties of mangoes are grown in the country. In recent years, Malawi farmers have had to combat pests invading the mango trees.

6. Brazil

Mango tree

The tropical weather is what makes Brazil a prime location for growing mangoes.

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Brazil produces 2.1 million tons of mangoes. The South American country is the leader producer of the fruit in the continent. The reason is because of its tropical climate that is found in many regions around Brazil. Around 80% of mango production comes from the state of Bahia, located in the northern part of the country. Moreover, Brazil has slowly increased mango production over the years, which generates hundreds of millions of dollars each year for the country.

5. Mexico

Mango sliced in a cup

The Latin American country exports a lot of its mangoes to the United States.

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Mexico produces 2.4 million tons of mangoes. Since 2013, the country has increased production of the fruit by 39%, trying to best previous years. Mangoes are grown in various places around Mexico, with the state of Sinaloa as the country’s leader producer of the fruit, followed by Guerrero, Nayarit, and Chiapas. The harvest season for mangoes in Mexico happens between April and August. Furthermore, the popularity of mangoes in Mexico is like no other and Mexicans consume around 28 pounds of mangoes per person.

4. Pakistan

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The national fruit of Pakistan is the mango.

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Although not in the top three, Pakistan still produces a lot of mangoes — about 2.7 million tons in 412,000 acres throughout the country. The relationship between Pakistan and the mango is deep. In fact, there is a city in the country called Mirpur Khas, which is called the “City of Mangoes.” Moreover, there is a mango festival celebrated every year that started in 1955. The region around Mirpur Khas is perfect for growing mangoes because of its climate and fantastic soil.

3. Indonesia

People are crowding to buy local mangoes at a traditional market, Indonesia.

The country is the leader exporter of mangoes in the world.

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Indonesia produces 3.6 million tons of mangoes. Indonesia’s tropical climate is perfect for growing mangoes. East Java province is where most of the mangoes for the country are grown, but there are other surrounding regions that have mango tree fields as well. Furthermore, mango production in Indonesia has increased drastically from the turn of the century to today. In fact, there are around 25 million mango trees planted in the entire country.

2. China

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China produces 3.8 million tons of mangoes. Mango cultivation started about a thousand years ago during the Tang Dynasty. The commercial production for worldwide distribution, however, didn’t happen until the 1980s in mainland China. Since then, mango production has dramatically increased. Today, more than 30 mango cultivars are produced in the country. The Hainan and Guangxi provinces are the two bigger regions where there is mango tree land.

1. India

Indian Mango Market

The largest producer and consumer of mangoes in the world is India.

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India produces 25 million tons of mangoes, which is about 45% of the world’s mango production. Over 3 million acres of land are dedicated to mango tree planting. Usually Indian farmers will plant mangoes at the beginning of the rainy season, so that the trees can grow robust and beautiful. Once the rainy season ends, mangoes can be taken from the trees. There are many mangoes that grow in India including the Alphonsus Happos, Kesar mangoes, and Dashehari mangoes.

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Patrick Macfarland is a writer at A-Z Animals primarily covering travel, geography, and history. Patrick has been writing for more than 10 years. In the past, he has been a teacher and a political candidate. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from SDSU and a Master's Degree in European Union Studies from CIFE. From San Diego, California, Patrick loves to travel and try new recipes to cook.

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