About 69 million tonnes of apples were grown worldwide in 2010, and China produced almost half of this total. The United States is the second-leading producer, with more than 6% of world production. The largest exporters of apples in 2009 were China, the U.S., Poland, Italy, Chile, and France while the biggest importers in the same year were Russia, Germany, the UK and the Netherlands.
In the United States, more than 60% of all the apples sold commercially are grown in Washington state. Imported apples from New Zealand and other more temperate areas are competing with US production and increasing each year.
Most of Australia's apple production is for domestic consumption. Imports from New Zealand have been disallowed under quarantine regulations for fireblight since 1921.
|People's Republic of China||33 265 186|
|United States||4 212 330|
|Turkey||2 600 000|
|Italy||2 204 970|
|India||2 163 400||Im|
|Poland||1 858 970|
|France||1 711 230|
|Iran||1 662 430|
|Brazil||1 275 850|
|Chile||1 100 000||F|
|World||69 569 612||A|
|No symbol = official figure, F = FAO estimate, Im = FAO data based on imputation methodology, A = May include official, semi-official or estimated data
Other countries with a significant production are Russia, Ukraine, Argentina, Germany and Japan.
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