Apples Exports by Country

Apples exports

Royal gala apples

Global sales from apples exports by country amounted to US$7.5 billion in 2018.

Overall the value of apples exports fell by an average -1.8% for all exporting countries since 2014 when worldwide shipments of apples were valued at $7.6 billion. Year over year, globally exported apples depreciated by -3.6% from 2017 to 2018.

Among continents, European countries exported the highest dollar worth of fresh apples during 2018 with shipments valued at $2.9 billion or 38.9% of the global total. In second place were Asian exporters at 23.4% while 14% of international apples sold originated from North America.

Latin America excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean accounted for 11.3% worth, trailed by Oceania at 7.1% led by New Zealand, then suppliers in Africa at 5.2%.

For research purposes, 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 2018.

  1. China: US$1.3 billion (17.3% of total exported apples)
  2. United States: $1 billion (13.5%)
  3. Italy: $814.7 million (10.9%)
  4. Chile: $703.5 million (9.4%)
  5. France: $573.4 million (7.6%)
  6. New Zealand: $528.3 million (7%)
  7. Netherlands: $403.2 million (5.4%)
  8. South Africa: $389.5 million (5.2%)
  9. Poland: $385.8 million (5.1%)
  10. Japan: $125.6 million (1.7%)
  11. Spain: $107.9 million (1.4%)
  12. Belgium: $102.9 million (1.4%)
  13. Serbia: $101.4 million (1.4%)
  14. Turkey: $94.6 million (1.3%)
  15. Argentina: $93.1 million (1.2%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 89.7% of global apples exported in 2018 by value.

Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing apples exporters since 2014 were: Turkey (up 128.9%), Netherlands (up 64.9%), Japan (up 54%) and China (up 26.4%).

Those countries that posted declines in their exported apples sales were led by: Argentina (down -32.2%), Belgium (down -30.9%), France (down -20.4%), Poland (down -17.5%) and Italy (down -16.5%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for apples during 2018. 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$1.2 billion (net export surplus up 20.4% since 2014)
  2. United States: $789.3 million (down -1.6%)
  3. Italy: $757.4 million (down -20.4%)
  4. Chile: $699.2 million (down -6.8%)
  5. New Zealand: $528 million (up 24.6%)
  6. France: $426.7 million (down -27.9%)
  7. South Africa: $389.1 million (up 10.1%)
  8. Poland: $375.6 million (down -16.6%)
  9. Japan: $117.5 million (up 53.9%)
  10. Turkey: $94 million (up 143.5%)
  11. Argentina: $91.1 million (down -33.7%)
  12. Serbia: $88.7 million (up 20.6%)
  13. Iran: $55.3 million (down -70.5%)
  14. Moldova: $44.5 million (up 79.2%)
  15. Azerbaijan: $36.5 million (up 81.3%)

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 2018. 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$656.3 million (net export deficit up 24.8% since 2014)
  2. Russia: -$513.3 million (down -17.2%)
  3. United Kingdom: -$478.1 million (down -8.8%)
  4. Indonesia: -$355.7 million (up 77.6%)
  5. India: -$298.4 million (up 30.5%)
  6. Mexico: -$289.3 million (up 4.5%)
  7. Vietnam: -$254 million (up 943.9%)
  8. Taiwan: -$245.1 million (up 0.2%)
  9. Egypt: -$227.6 million (down -26%)
  10. Thailand: -$188.3 million (up 10.8%)
  11. Canada: -$176.9 million (down -16.8%)
  12. Philippines: -$161.1 million (up 93.2%)
  13. Bangladesh: -$156.9 million (no 2014 data)
  14. Hong Kong: -$155.9 million (up 71.5%)
  15. Saudi Arabia: -$155.2 million (down -12.4%)

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 in 2018

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RankExporterApples Exports (US$)%World Total
1.China$1.3 billion17.3%
2.United States$1 billion13.5%
3.Italy$814.7 million10.9%
4.Chile$703.5 million9.4%
5.France$573.4 million7.6%
6.New Zealand$528.3 million7%
7.Netherlands$403.2 million5.4%
8.South Africa$389.5 million5.2%
9.Poland$385.8 million5.1%
10.Japan$125.6 million1.7%
11.Spain$107.9 million1.4%
12.Belgium$102.9 million1.4%
13.Serbia$101.4 million1.4%
14.Turkey$94.6 million1.3%
15.Argentina$93.1 million1.2%
16.Austria$66.1 million0.9%
17.Germany$62.4 million0.8%
18.Iran$57.5 million0.8%
19.Brazil$52.5 million0.7%
20.Moldova$47.9 million0.6%
21.Hong Kong$42.2 million0.6%
22.Portugal$38.1 million0.5%
23.Azerbaijan$36.5 million0.5%
24.Greece$36.1 million0.5%
25.Canada$34.7 million0.5%
26.United Kingdom$25.5 million0.3%
27.Syria$25.2 million0.3%
28.Afghanistan$24.5 million0.3%
29.Belarus$23.1 million0.3%
30.Ukraine$15 million0.2%
31.Slovenia$14.2 million0.2%
32.Czech Republic$14 million0.2%
33.Slovakia$13.3 million0.2%
34.Lebanon$13.2 million0.2%
35.Denmark$11 million0.1%
36.Hungary$10.4 million0.1%
37.North Macedonia$9.8 million0.1%
38.Croatia$9.3 million0.1%
39.Australia$7.6 million0.1%
40.South Korea$7 million0.1%
41.Singapore$6.5 million0.1%
42.Ireland$6.5 million0.1%
43.Uzbekistan$6.2 million0.1%
44.Lithuania$5.9 million0.1%
45.India$5.6 million0.1%
46.Bosnia/Herzegovina$4.7 million0.1%
47.Russia$4.1 million0.1%
48.Latvia$3.5 million0.05%
49.Sweden$3.3 million0.04%
50.Kyrgyzstan$3.2 million0.04%
51.Uruguay$2.3 million0.03%
52.United Arab Emirates$2.3 million0.03%
53.Romania$2.2 million0.03%
54.Thailand$2.1 million0.03%
55.Armenia$1.5 million0.02%
56.Georgia$1.3 million0.02%
57.Jordan$1.3 million0.02%
58.Switzerland$1.3 million0.02%
59.Kazakhstan$1.2 million0.02%
60.Malaysia$1.1 million0.02%
61.Bulgaria$974,0000.01%
62.Mexico$900,0000.01%
63.Vietnam$720,0000.01%
64.Luxembourg$659,0000.01%
65.Albania$654,0000.01%
66.Colombia$452,0000.01%
67.Finland$365,0000.005%
68.Bangladesh$340,0000.005%
69.Turkmenistan$327,0000.004%
70.Norway$256,0000.003%
71.Pakistan$236,0000.003%
72.Guatemala$187,0000.002%
73.Egypt$137,0000.002%
74.Algeria$133,0000.002%
75.Uganda$98,0000.001%
76.Morocco$88,0000.001%
77.Taiwan$85,0000.001%
78.Costa Rica$79,0000.001%
79.Saudi Arabia$54,0000.001%
80.Gabon$42,0000.001%
81.Estonia$39,0000.001%
82.Iceland$35,0000.0005%
83.Kenya$27,0000.0004%
84.Yemen$24,0000.0003%
85.Mongolia$21,0000.0003%
86.Tajikistan$16,0000.0002%
87.Cocos (Keeling) Is$16,0000.0002%
88.El Salvador$14,0000.0002%
89.Fiji$13,0000.0002%
90.Peru$13,0000.0002%
91.Ivory Coast$6,0000.0001%
92.Zambia$6,0000.0001%
93.Dominican Republic$5,0000.0001%
94.Mozambique$4,0000.0001%
95.Tanzania$4,0000.0001%
96.Mali$3,0000.00004%
97.Honduras$2,0000.00003%
98.Malta$1,0000.00001%
99.Tunisia$1,0000.00001%
100.Indonesia$1,0000.00001%
101.Cyprus$1,0000.00001%
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See also Apples Imports by Country, Kiwifruit Exports by Country, Pineapples Exports by Country, Oranges Exports by Country and Lemons Exporters by Country

Research Sources:
Alibaba, Fresh Apples Suppliers. Accessed on May 10, 2019

Forbes Global 2000 rankings, The World’s Biggest Public Companies. Accessed on May 10, 2019

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on May 10, 2019

The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on May 10, 2019

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on May 10, 2019

Wikipedia, Apple. Accessed on May 10, 2019