By D. Dhanuraj
Coconut is grown in 92 countries in the world. Global production of coconut is 51 billion nuts from an area of 12 million hectares. The four major players; India, Indonesia, Philippines and Sri Lanka contribute 78% of the world production. India at present is the premier producer of coconut with maximum productivity at the global level. India is of the leading producers of coconuts in the world producing 13 billion nuts per annum.