Apples Exports by Country

Apples exports

Royal gala apples

Global sales from apples exports by country amounted to US$7.4 billion in 2017.

Overall, the value of apples exports fell by an average -8.7% for all exporting countries since 2013 when worldwide shipments of apples were valued at $8.2 billion. Year over year, the globally exported apples appreciated by 1.6% from 2016 to 2017.

Among continents, European countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of exported apples during 2017 with shipments valued at $2.9 billion or 39.5% of the global total. In second place were Asian exporters at 25% while 13.7% of worldwide apples shipments originated from North America.

Smaller percentages came from Latin America excluding Mexico plus the Caribbean at 10.6%, 6.7% was sent from Oceania (principally Australia, New Zealand) and 5.1% originated from African suppliers.

The 6-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix for fresh apples is 080810.

Apples Exports by Country

Countries

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of apples during 2017:

  1. China: US$1.5 billion (19.6% of total exported apples)
  2. United States: $975.2 million (13.1%)
  3. Italy: $970.4 million (13%)
  4. Chile: $627.4 million (8.4%)
  5. France: $591.4 million (7.9%)
  6. New Zealand: $488.2 million (6.6%)
  7. South Africa: $373.8 million (5%)
  8. Poland: $344.3 million (4.6%)
  9. Netherlands: $286.2 million (3.8%)
  10. Belgium: $131.4 million (1.8%)
  11. Serbia: $124.7 million (1.7%)
  12. Spain: $98.1 million (1.3%)
  13. Japan: $96.9 million (1.3%)
  14. Argentina: $75.1 million (1%)
  15. Germany: $72.4 million (1%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 90.2% of global apples exports in 2017 by value.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing apples exporters since 2013 were: Serbia (up 135.1%), China (up 41.5%), Japan (up 32%) and New Zealand (up 20%).

Those countries that posted declines in their exported apples sales were led by: Argentina (down -52.3%), Belgium (down -41.7%), Poland (down -40.8%), Netherlands (down -31.7%) and Germany (down -29.4%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for apples during 2017. Investopedia defines net exports as the value of a country’s total exports minus the value of its total imports. Thus, the statistics below present the surplus between the value of each country’s apples exports and its import purchases for that same commodity.

  1. China: US$1.3 billion (net export surplus up 39.4% since 2013)
  2. Italy: $933.3 million (up 4.7%)
  3. United States: $707.2 million (down -17.7%)
  4. Chile: $624.3 million (down -24.2%)
  5. New Zealand: $487.3 million (up 20.3%)
  6. France: $455.9 million (up 16.8%)
  7. South Africa: $373.3 million (down -15.8%)
  8. Poland: $330.9 million (down -40.9%)
  9. Serbia: $104.3 million (up 144.9%)
  10. Japan: $87.3 million (up 27.9%)
  11. Argentina: $64.8 million (down -58.8%)
  12. Turkey: $60.6 million (up 29.4%)
  13. Moldova: $45.6 million (down -2.5%)
  14. Afghanistan: $34.7 million (no 2013 data)
  15. Syria: $29.6 million (down -61.9%)

China has the highest surplus in the international trade of apples. In turn, this positive cashflow confirms strong Chinese competitive advantage for this specific product category.

Opportunities

The following countries posted the highest negative net exports for apples during 2017. Investopedia defines net exports as the value of a country’s total exports minus the value of its total imports. Thus, the statistics below present the deficit between the value of each country’s apples import purchases and its exports for that same commodity.

  1. Germany: -US$588.6 million (net export deficit down -2.9% since 2013)
  2. United Kingdom: -$450.5 million (down -23.1%)
  3. Russia: -$399.9 million (down -49.3%)
  4. Indonesia: -$299.8 million (up 70.7%)
  5. Mexico: -$280.5 million (down -18.3%)
  6. Taiwan: -$270.4 million (up 32.6%)
  7. Vietnam: -$248.4 million (up 930.6%)
  8. Egypt: -$215.4 million (down -2.7%)
  9. Thailand: -$197.6 million (up 7.1%)
  10. India: -$189.3 million (down -4.3%)
  11. Canada: -$182.7 million (down -27%)
  12. Saudi Arabia: -$182.3 million (down -2%)
  13. Bangladesh: -$158.5 million (up 306.7%)
  14. United Arab Emirates: -$155.5 million (down -17.2%)
  15. Philippines: -$152.6 million (up 70%)

Germany incurred the highest deficit in the international trade of apples. In turn, this negative cashflow highlights the Germany’s strong competitive disadvantage for this specific product category but also signals opportunities for apples-supplying countries that help satisfy the powerful demand.

Companies

Apples Exporting Companies

Alibaba lists international suppliers of fresh apples. Below are global apples-selling companies in global trade markets. Shown within parenthesis is the country where the company is located.

  • Casco Agro Trading (PTY) Ltd (South Africa)
  • Cheze RVC (France)
  • Clover Trading Co Ltd (Japan)
  • Firma Handlowo-Usugowa Rozwoj Grzegorz Krzysztofik (Poland)
  • K.E. Investments Limited (United Kingdom)
  • Macfarlane Consultancy BV (Netherlands)
  • S.A.C. Corporation (United States)
  • Shandong Kingland Industrial Co Ltd (China)


 

Searchable List of Apples Exporting Countries

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RankExporter2017 Apples Exports% World Total
1.ChinaUS$1.5 billion19.6%
2.United States$975.2 million13.1%
3.Italy$970.4 million13%
4.Chile$627.4 million8.4%
5.France$591.4 million7.9%
6.New Zealand$488.2 million6.6%
7.South Africa$373.8 million5%
8.Poland$344.3 million4.6%
9.Netherlands$286.2 million3.8%
10.Belgium$131.4 million1.8%
11.Serbia$124.7 million1.7%
12.Spain$98.1 million1.3%
13.Japan$96.9 million1.3%
14.Argentina$75.1 million1%
15.Germany$72.4 million1%
16.Turkey$61.2 million0.8%
17.Hong Kong$59 million0.8%
18.Moldova$46.1 million0.6%
19.Brazil$41.9 million0.6%
20.Canada$40.2 million0.5%
21.Austria$39.9 million0.5%
22.Syria$38 million0.5%
23.Afghanistan$35.7 million0.5%
24.Portugal$34.9 million0.5%
25.Greece$32.8 million0.4%
26.Azerbaijan$28.9 million0.4%
27.United Kingdom$20.2 million0.3%
28.Iran$18.4 million0.2%
29.Czech Republic$15.8 million0.2%
30.Slovenia$13.6 million0.2%
31.Lithuania$13.6 million0.2%
32.Macedonia$13.4 million0.2%
33.Lebanon$12.7 million0.2%
34.Hungary$12.2 million0.2%
35.Bosnia/Herzegovina$11.9 million0.2%
36.Croatia$11.5 million0.2%
37.United Arab Emirates$11.2 million0.2%
38.Australia$9.5 million0.1%
39.Slovakia$8.6 million0.1%
40.Belarus$7.5 million0.1%
41.Singapore$7.3 million0.1%
42.South Korea$7 million0.1%
43.Russia$6.8 million0.1%
44.Ukraine$6.6 million0.1%
45.Ireland$6.6 million0.1%
46.Denmark$6.4 million0.1%
47.India$5.5 million0.1%
48.Latvia$5.4 million0.1%
49.Uruguay$4.6 million0.1%
50.Uzbekistan$4.2 million0.1%
51.Thailand$4.1 million0.1%
52.Kyrgyzstan$3.6 million0.05%
53.Saudi Arabia$3.3 million0.04%
54.Egypt$3 million0.04%
55.Romania$2.8 million0.04%
56.Sweden$2.1 million0.03%
57.Armenia$1.5 million0.02%
58.Malaysia$1.2 million0.02%
59.Switzerland$1.2 million0.02%
60.Albania$1.1 million0.01%
61.Georgia$1.1 million0.01%
62.Mexico$859,0000.01%
63.Bulgaria$653,0000.01%
64.Luxembourg$519,0000.01%
65.Oman$513,0000.01%
66.Kuwait$507,0000.01%
67.Kenya$437,0000.01%
68.Mauritius$433,0000.01%
69.Uganda$427,0000.01%
70.Finland$398,0000.01%
71.Turkmenistan$354,0000.005%
72.Colombia$319,0000.004%
73.Yemen$312,0000.004%
74.Côte d'Ivoire$248,0000.003%
75.Jordan$235,0000.003%
76.Kazakhstan$227,0000.003%
77.Sudan$227,0000.003%
78.Tanzania$177,0000.002%
79.Guinea$169,0000.002%
80.Morocco$142,0000.002%
81.Norway$129,0000.002%
82.Pakistan$122,0000.002%
83.Vietnam$120,0000.002%
84.Guatemala$117,0000.002%
85.Cameroon$99,0000.001%
86.Djibouti$96,0000.001%
87.Costa Rica$91,0000.001%
88.Bangladesh$89,0000.001%
89.Taiwan$57,0000.001%
90.Namibia$39,0000.001%
91.Iceland$28,0000.0004%
92.Montenegro$23,0000.0003%
93.Libya$23,0000.0003%
94.Tajikistan$23,0000.0003%
95.Dominican Rep$16,0000.0002%
96.Estonia$16,0000.0002%
97.Zimbabwe$9,0000.0001%
98.Tunisia$9,0000.0001%
99.Cyprus$4,0000.0001%
100.Haiti$4,0000.0001%
101.Burundi$4,0000.0001%
102.Cayman Islands$4,0000.0001%
103.British Virgin Is$3,0000.00004%
104.Algeria$2,0000.00003%
105.Jamaica$2,0000.00003%
106.Togo$2,0000.00003%
107.Zambia$2,0000.00003%
108.Samoa$1,0000.00001%
109.Macao$1,0000.00001%
110.Lesotho$1,0000.00001%
111.Mozambique$1,0000.00001%
112.Ghana$1,0000.00001%
113.El Salvador$1,0000.00001%
114.Gabon$1,0000.00001%


See also Bananas Exports by Country, Kiwifruit Exports by Country, Pineapples Exports by Country, Oranges Exports by Country and Lemons Exporters by Country

Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on May 28, 2018

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on May 28, 2018

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on May 28, 2018

Alibaba, Fresh Apples Suppliers. Accessed on May 28, 2018