Every year, the world's nearly 40 million tons of pickles, which is considerable. China remains the leading producer, with more than 64% in terms of production. Other countries are far behind.
Here is the list of the main producing countries :
Main countries producing pickles. FAOSTAT (FAO) 2004.
Thus, the gherkins tasted in the West come mainly from Asia. They are crisp, small. They have a different appearance, taste and size. Those produced in Europe are rather sweet, big enough.
This market represents 635 million US dollars according to Alibaba in 2018.
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