According to data prepared by Hortoinfo from Faostat, in 2020 the world produced a record 91,258.27 million kilos of cucumber on 2,261,318 hectares, achieving an average yield per square meter of 4.04 kilos of cucumber.
The Netherlands had the best performance in the world with 70.52 kg/m², i.e. 585.99% more than Spain, which, despite being the second-best performing country among the 30 largest world producers, only achieved yields of 10.28 kg/m².
Turkey produced 5.04 kg/m²; Egypt, 2.25kg/m²; Poland, 6.71 kg/m², and Greece produces 8.01 kg/m².
The world's largest producers
China is the world's largest producer with 72,779.78 million kilos, accounting for 79.75% of the world's cucumber. It's worth noting that the 10 largest world producers of cucumber account for 90.54% of the world's cucumber production. In 2020, China devoted 1,278,152 hectares to produce cucumber and had an average yield of 5.69 kg/m².
Turkey was the world's second-biggest producer in 2020 with 1,926.88 million kilos of cucumber that were produced in 38,246 hectares, achieving a yield of 5.04 kg/m².
Russia ranked third with 1,686.98 million kilos, 40,029 hectares, and a yield of 4.21 kg/m².
Iran ranked fourth with 1,205.68 million kilos, 40,344 hectares, and a yield of 2.99 kg/m².
Mexico ranked fifth with 1,159.93 million kilos, 15,742 hectares, and an average yield of 7.37 kilos per square meter.
Spain ranked eighth with 794.88 million kilos, 7,730 hectares, and an average yield of 10.28 kg/m².