Spain has positioned itself as the country with the second-highest strawberry production performance, surpassed only by the US. According to data from Faostat, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization's statistical agency, in 2018 the US produced 6.51 kg of strawberry per m². It was followed by Spain with 4.90 kg/m², and Mexico with 4.79 kg/m².
Spain's strawberry production per square meter is 11.87% higher than that of Morocco (4.38 kg/m²) and 78.83% higher than that of Turkey (2.74 kg/m²).
The world's largest producers
In 2018, the world produced 8,337.1 million kilos of strawberry on 372,361 hectares, achieving an average yield of 2.90 kg/m². China and the USA accounted for more than half of the strawberries produced worldwide, i.e. 51.48% of the total.
China was the world's largest strawberry producer with 2,955.45 million kilos. In 2018, China devoted 110,626 hectares to produce strawberries and achieved an average yield of 2.67 kg/m².
The US was the world's second-biggest strawberry producer with 1,296.27 million kilos of strawberry produced on 19,919 hectares and a yield of 6.51 kg/m².
Mexico ranked as the third biggest producer with a volume of 653.64 million kilos, an area of 13,652 hectares, and a yield of 4.79 kg/m².
It is followed by Turkey with 440.97 million kilos, 16,102 hectares, and a yield of 2.74 kg / m².
Egypt ranked fifth with 362.64 million kilos of strawberry, 8,880 hectares, and a yield of 4.08 kg/m².
In 2018, Spain ranked sixth with 344.68 million kilos, an area of 7,032 hectares, and an average yield of 4.9 kg/m².
Morocco ranked eleventh with 143.44 million kilos, an area of 3,276 hectares, and a yield of 4.38 kg/m².