India is a leader in the production of various agricultural products and coconut is one of them. India is the 3rd largest coconut producing country in the world with an annual production of more than 21,500 Million Tonnes Nuts.
Coconut is grown in a large area in India in an area of more than 21 Lakh Hectares. India also has a good productivity with a productivity of more than 10,000 Nuts per hectare. Coconut is produced in more than 15 states and union territories in India. Among all coconut producing states, Tamil Nadu stands on top with a share of more than 31% of the total coconut produced in India.
Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh are the leading coconut producing states in India and these states account for more than 90% of the total coconut produced in the country.
Kerala with a production of over 5,900 Million Nuts stand on 2nd place in the list of top 10 largest coconut producing states in India. Coconut tree is present in a large number in many cities of Kerala and also coconut industry provides ample job opportunities.