Which Country Produces the Most Apples in the World?

Pome Fruits And Stone Fruits October 12, 2017
Author: Irina Andreeva
Market Analyst

In 2015, the country with the largest volume of the apple output was China (42,133 thousand tonnes), accounting for 48% of global production. Moreover, apple output in China exceeded the figures recorded by the world's second largest producer, the United States (5,751 thousand tonnes), sevenfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Poland with a share of 4%.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of apple producton in China stood at +5.3%. The remaining producing countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: the United States (+4.2% per year) and Poland (+15.8% per year).

Top 10 Apple Producing Countries in the World

1. China (42,133K Tonnes)
2. United States (5,751K Tonnes)
3. Poland (3,371K Tonnes)
4. Italy (2,710K Tonnes)
5. India (2,500K Tonnes)
6. Turkey (2,424K Tonnes)
7. Chile (1,843K Tonnes)
8. Russia (1,754K Tonnes)
9. France (1,698K Tonnes)
10. Iran (1,395K Tonnes)

Global Apple Production

Global apple production amounted to 88,352 thousand tonnes in 2015, rising by +4.4% against the previous year level. Overall, the global apple output pursued a pronounced growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total output figures increased at an average annual rate of +3.9%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, when the output figure increased by +8% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global apple production reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Over the analyzed period, an increase in global apple production was primarily driven by growth of population. Furthermore, these key drivers are expected to continue promoting the apple output in the immediate term. This general positive trend was largely conditioned by a measured expansion of the harvested area and solid gains of the yield figures. 

The world apple harvested area amounted to 5,105 thousand ha in 2015, which was 1.0% more than the previous year figure. The apple harvested area indicated a slight increase over the period under review, representing a compound annual growth rate of +0.8% from 2007 to 2015. This trend pattern was relatively stable throughout the analyzed period. Over the period under review, the total apple harvested area peaked in 2013, falling back in the following year. 

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Source: World: Apple - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast