Apple - Production


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.

Top ten apple producers in 2010
Country Production (tonnes) Footnote
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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