Honey Statistics

Honey Statistic Infographic

We like honey very much, so we have collected complete statistics about honey that we could find in public sources. Also, we give you links to sources of statistics/information. The data for the statistics were collected only from reliable and authoritative sources of information. All data sources are listed at the end of the page.

Average Composition of Honey

Composition: Fructose – 38.2%, Glucose – 31.3%, Water – 17.2%, Maltose – 7.1%, Higher sugars – 1.5%, Sucrose – 1.3%, Ash – 0.2%, Other/undetermined – 3.2%.

Source: Beekeeping in the United States

Total amount of honey produced in the world (2005-2019)

Year Tonnes
2005 1,416,560
2006 1,506,429
2007 1,453,541
2008 1,517,818
2009 1,505,366
2010 1,588,061
2011 1,657,628
2012 1,697,853
2013 1,736,479
2014 1,814,734
2015 1,877,235
2016 1,926,018
2017 1,926,289
2018 1,882,001
2019 1,852,598

Source: www.fao.org

Top 10 global producers of honey (2019)

Country Tonnes
China 444,100
Turkey 109,330
Canada 80,345
Argentina 78,927
Iran 75,463
United States of America 71,179
Ukraine 69,937
India 67,141
Russian Federation 63,526
Mexico 61,986

Data for 2019.

Source: www.fao.org

Production share of Honey by region (2019)

Source: www.fao.org

The largest consumers of honey in the world per capita (2017)

  1. Central African Republic – 9.62 grams of honey daily.
  2. New Zealand – 5.55 grams of honey daily.
  3. Slovenia – 4.4 grams of honey daily.
  4. Greece – 4.24 grams of honey daily.
  5. Switzerland – 3.87 grams of honey daily.
  6. Austria – 3.62 grams of honey daily.
  7. Turkey – 3.33 grams of honey daily.
  8. Ukraine – 3.15 grams of honey daily.
  9. Slovakia – 3.02 grams of honey daily.
  10. Montenegro – 3.01 grams of honey daily.

Data are based on daily per capita consumption.

Source: www.fao.org

Number of Beehives in the world (2005-2019)

Year Number of Beehives
2005 74,275,622
2006 75,516,546
2007 74,965,488
2008 76,118,106
2009 77,093,307
2010 79,681,872
2011 80,401,833
2012 83,056,537
2013 84,852,909
2014 87,418,570
2015 89,227,609
2016 90,133,293
2017 90,970,949
2018 89,557,448
2019 90,116,413

Source: www.fao.org

Top 10 producers of Beehives (Average 2005-2019)

Source: www.fao.org

Gross Production Value of honey in the World (2005-2018)

Source: www.fao.org

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