Indian Apple Market Reached 2,3M Tonnes in 2015

Pome Fruits And Stone Fruits June 06, 2017
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

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According to market research conducted by IndexBox, from 2007 to 2015, Indian apple market showed mixed dynamics. This dynamic is explained by the fact that 89% of the market is comprised by the deliveries of domestic producers. Production volume fluctuates greatly due to external weather factors, and the yield of the Indian apples is a key factor that affects the size of the market. In 2015, Indian apple market decreased to 2,309 thousand tonnes. In value terms, it dropped to 1,886 million USD.

India's growth in apple consumption is expected to remain the same or rise up to +4.8% (currently +4.2%) in the medium term, amid an increase in the population, combined with a growth in income and improvement in the standard of living, as well as a more conscious effort to stay healthy and follow India's tradition of vegetarianism.

According to market research conducted by IndexBox, from 2009 to 2014, Indian imports showed steady growth, until they waned in 2015. In 2015, the volume of total imports fell to 194 thousand tonnes. The volume of total Indian apple imports totaled 194 thousand tonnes in 2015. The share of imports in consumption was 11%. Due to low trade intensity, imports should not be regarded as strong factors influencing Indian market dynamics in the medium term. The U.S. (54%, based on tonnes), followed by China (14%), Chile (6%), New Zealand (8%), Italy (6%), Belgium (3%), and Iran (2%) were the main suppliers of apples into India, with a combined share of 97% of total Indian imports in 2015.

In 2015, India exported 18 thousand tonnes, which accounted for 8% of Indian apple output. In 2015, Bangladesh (14.42 thousand tonnes) and distantly Nepal (3.84 thousand tonnes) were the main foreign markets for Indian apples. Together, these countries accounted for 99.7% of India's apple exports.

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Source: India: Apple - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025