Apples Imports by Country

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International purchases of imported apples cost a total US$8.2 billion in 2018. Overall, the value of apples imported rose by 4.3% for all importing countries since 2014 when international purchases of apples were valued at $7.8 billion.

Year over year, globally imported apples appreciated 0.9% from 2017 to 2018.

From a continental perspective, European countries spent the most on imported apples during 2018 with purchases costing $3.6 billion or 44.5% of the global total. In second place were Asian importers at 36.4% while 8.9% of apples imported worldwide were delivered to North America. Smaller percentages went to Latin America (5%) excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean, Africa (also 5%) then Oceania (0.2%) led by Fiji and Papua New Guinea.

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

Apples Imports by Country

Top 15

Below are the 15 countries that imported the highest dollar value worth of apples during 2018.

  1. Germany: US$718.7 million (8.8% of total imported apples)
  2. Russia: $517.4 million (6.3%)
  3. United Kingdom: $503.6 million (6.2%)
  4. Netherlands: $401.8 million (4.9%)
  5. Indonesia: $355.7 million (4.4%)
  6. India: $304 million (3.7%)
  7. Mexico: $290.2 million (3.6%)
  8. Vietnam: $254.7 million (3.1%)
  9. Taiwan: $245.2 million (3%)
  10. Egypt: $227.7 million (2.8%)
  11. United States: $226 million (2.8%)
  12. Canada: $211.6 million (2.6%)
  13. Hong Kong: $198.1 million (2.4%)
  14. Thailand: $190.5 million (2.3%)

By value, the listed 15 countries purchased 59.2% of all apples imported in 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage of overall apples shipments for each importer.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing markets for apples since 2014 were: Vietnam (up 940.9%), Indonesia (up 77.6%), Hong Kong (up 33.7%) and India (up 29.7%).

Those countries that posted declines in their imported apples purchases were led by: Egypt (down -26.1%), United States (down -20.3%), Russia (down -16.7%) and Canada (down -15.4%).

Germany

Apples Imported into Germany

Germany’s global purchases of imported apples totaled US$718.7 million in 2018. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which Germany imported the highest dollar value worth of apples during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2014.

  1. Italy: US$273.1 million (up 7.4% from 2014)
  2. Chile: $87.7 million (up 160.8%)
  3. New Zealand: $84.7 million (up 118.6%)
  4. Netherlands: $69.6 million (down -5.2%)
  5. France: $63.2 million (down -9.3%)
  6. Poland: $33.1 million (up 66.8%)
  7. Belgium: $27 million (down -9.4%)
  8. Austria: $24.5 million (down -17.2%)
  9. Argentina: $14.6 million (up 14.4%)
  10. South Africa: $13.3 million (up 82%)
  11. Spain: $12.9 million (up 2.1%)
  12. Hungary: $2.9 million (up 196.2%)
  13. Czech Republic: $2.8 million (up 32.9%)
  14. Brazil: $2.6 million (down -48.1%)
  15. Peru: $1.1 million (up 1,476%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 99.2% of Germany’s imported apples in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of apples to Germany since 2014 were: Peru (up 1,476%), Hungary (up 196.2%), Chile (up 160.8%) and New Zealand (up 118.6%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their apples supplied to German importers included: Brazil (down -48.1%), Austria (down -17.2%), Belgium (down -9.4%) and France (down -9.3%).

Overall, the value of Germany’s imported apples rose by an average 20.9% from all supplying countries since 2014 when apples purchases were valued at $594.4 million.

Russia

Apples Imported into Russia

Russia’s global purchases of imported apples totaled US$517.4 million in 2018. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which the Russian Federation imported the highest dollar value worth of apples during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2014.

  1. Serbia: US$107 million (up 6.4% from 2014)
  2. Moldova: $106.3 million (up 650.5%)
  3. China: $85.2 million (up 57.3%)
  4. Iran: $37.6 million (up 41,634%)
  5. Turkey: $37.1 million (up 3,062%)
  6. Azerbaijan: $34.5 million (up 77%)
  7. Chile: $25.7 million (up 96.6%)
  8. Belarus: $17.5 million (down -65.7%)
  9. South Africa: $17.4 million (up 370.4%)
  10. Argentina: $15.8 million (up 36.3%)
  11. Brazil: $10.4 million (up 1,389%)
  12. New Zealand: $9.3 million (down -14.3%)
  13. North Macedonia: $6.4 million (up 56.4%)
  14. Bosnia/Herzegovina: $2.9 million (up 45.9%)
  15. Armenia: $1.3 million (up 3,925%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 99.4% of Russia’s imported apples in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of apples to Russia since 2014 were: Iran (up 41,634%), Armenia (up 3,925%), Turkey (up 3,062%) and Brazil (up 1,389%).

Two countries experienced declines in the value of their apples supplied to Russian importers namely Belarus (down -65.7%) and New Zealand (down -14.3%).

Overall, the value of Russia’s apples imports fell by an average -16.7% from all supplying countries since 2014 when apples purchases were valued at $620.8 million.

UK

Apples Imported into the UK

United Kingdom’s global purchases of imported apples totaled US$503.6 million in 2018. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which the UK imported the highest dollar value worth of apples during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2014.

  1. France: US$126.4 million (down -17.8% from 2014)
  2. South Africa: $102.3 million (up 10%)
  3. New Zealand: $63 million (down -14.7%)
  4. Chile: $56.5 million (down -2.1%)
  5. Germany: $39.5 million (up 94.3%)
  6. Italy: $31.2 million (down -28%)
  7. Spain: $18.5 million (down -5.3%)
  8. Netherlands: $16.2 million (down -14.1%)
  9. United States: $8.8 million (down -38%)
  10. Poland: $8.7 million (up 33.1%)
  11. Ireland: $6.6 million (down -16.3%)
  12. Brazil: $5.4 million (up 20.4%)
  13. Belgium: $4.7 million (down -33.7%)
  14. Austria: $4 million (up 5.9%)
  15. Argentina: $3.5 million (down -41.1%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 98.4% of United Kingdom’s imported apples in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of apples to United Kingdom since 2014 were: Germany (up 94.3%), Poland (up 33.1%), Brazil (up 20.4%) and South Africa (up 10%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their apples supplied to UK importers included: Argentina (down -41.1%), United States (down -38%), Belgium (down -33.7%) and Italy (down -28%).

Overall, the value of United Kingdom’s apples imports retreated by an average -6.8% from all supplying countries since 2014 when apples purchases were valued at $540.5 million.

Netherlands

Apples Imported into the Netherlands

Netherlands’ global purchases of imported apples totaled US$401.8 million in 2018. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which the Netherlands imported the highest dollar value worth of apples during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2014.

  1. Chile: US$122.8 million (up 30% from 2014)
  2. New Zealand: $71.2 million (up 5.8%)
  3. Belgium: $34.1 million (up 42.9%)
  4. France: $34 million (down -12.6%)
  5. Germany: $30.4 million (up 74.4%)
  6. Italy: $30.1 million (up 95.5%)
  7. South Africa: $28 million (up 53.8%)
  8. Poland: $20.5 million (up 633.5%)
  9. Argentina: $18.5 million (down -3.2%)
  10. Brazil: $3.4 million (down -74.6%)
  11. Spain: $2.7 million (up 54.9%)
  12. United Kingdom: $2.3 million (up 1684%)
  13. Australia: $564,000 (no 2014 data)
  14. Portugal: $536,000 (down -53.4%)
  15. Ukraine: $489,000 (no 2014 data)

The listed 15 countries shipped 99.4% of all Netherlands’ imported apples in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of apples to Netherlands since 2014 were: United Kingdom (up 1,684%), Poland (up 633.5%), Italy (up 95.5%) and Germany (up 74.4%).

Four countries experienced declines in the value of their apples supplied to Dutch importers namely: Brazil (down -74.6%), Portugal (down -53.4%), France (down -12.6%) and Argentina (down -3.2%).

Overall, the value of Netherlands’s apples imports expanded by an average 27.2% from all supplying countries since 2014 when apples purchases were valued at $315.8 million.



 

Searchable List of Apples Importers in 2018

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RankImporterApples Imports (US$)%World Total
1.Germany$718.7 million8.8%
2.Russia$517.4 million6.3%
3.United Kingdom$503.6 million6.2%
4.Netherlands$401.8 million4.9%
5.Indonesia$355.7 million4.4%
6.India$304 million3.7%
7.Mexico$290.2 million3.6%
8.Vietnam$254.7 million3.1%
9.Taiwan$245.2 million3%
10.Egypt$227.7 million2.8%
11.United States$226 million2.8%
12.Canada$211.6 million2.6%
13.Hong Kong$198.1 million2.4%
14.Thailand$190.5 million2.3%
15.Spain$187.7 million2.3%
16.Belgium$164.6 million2%
17.Philippines$161.1 million2%
18.Bangladesh$157.2 million1.9%
19.Saudi Arabia$155.2 million1.9%
20.France$146.7 million1.8%
21.United Arab Emirates$130.9 million1.6%
22.China$117.4 million1.4%
23.Malaysia$113.1 million1.4%
24.Sweden$109 million1.3%
25.Belarus$107.5 million1.3%
26.Colombia$103.6 million1.3%
27.Ireland$84.5 million1%
28.Myanmar (Burma)$77.3 million0.9%
29.Denmark$76.4 million0.9%
30.Nepal$70.3 million0.9%
31.Brazil$69.7 million0.9%
32.Norway$67.5 million0.8%
33.Singapore$60.9 million0.7%
34.Romania$57.7 million0.7%
35.Italy$57.3 million0.7%
36.Austria$51.3 million0.6%
37.Finland$50.6 million0.6%
38.North Korea$49.8 million0.6%
39.Ecuador$48.3 million0.6%
40.Jordan$48.1 million0.6%
41.Portugal$47.7 million0.6%
42.Israel$47.2 million0.6%
43.Czech Republic$46.8 million0.6%
44.Kazakhstan$44.5 million0.5%
45.Switzerland$39.3 million0.5%
46.Peru$38.5 million0.5%
47.Nigeria$29.7 million0.4%
48.Sri Lanka$27.5 million0.3%
49.Slovakia$26.2 million0.3%
50.Qatar$25.1 million0.3%
51.Costa Rica$21.2 million0.3%
52.Dominican Republic$21 million0.3%
53.Guatemala$20 million0.2%
54.Iraq$19.3 million0.2%
55.Slovenia$19.3 million0.2%
56.Pakistan$18.7 million0.2%
57.Senegal$18 million0.2%
58.Oman$17.2 million0.2%
59.El Salvador$16.8 million0.2%
60.Libya$16.5 million0.2%
61.Lithuania$16 million0.2%
62.Bolivia$15.2 million0.2%
63.Kenya$14.2 million0.2%
64.Kuwait$14.1 million0.2%
65.Croatia$13.1 million0.2%
66.Serbia$12.7 million0.2%
67.Panama$11.8 million0.1%
68.Honduras$11.7 million0.1%
69.Latvia$11.7 million0.1%
70.Bulgaria$11.1 million0.1%
71.Syria$10.7 million0.1%
72.Luxembourg$10.3 million0.1%
73.Poland$10.2 million0.1%
74.Estonia$9.6 million0.1%
75.Greece$9.2 million0.1%
76.Cyprus$8.4 million0.1%
77.Bosnia/Herzegovina$8.2 million0.1%
78.Japan$8.2 million0.1%
79.Botswana$8.1 million0.1%
80.Angola$7.7 million0.1%
81.Ivory Coast$7.4 million0.1%
82.Ghana$7.3 million0.1%
83.Hungary$7.3 million0.1%
84.Iceland$6.9 million0.1%
85.Morocco$6 million0.1%
86.Cameroon$5.8 million0.1%
87.Namibia$5.5 million0.1%
88.Bahrain$5.5 million0.1%
89.Georgia$5.4 million0.1%
90.Paraguay$5.3 million0.1%
91.Malta$5 million0.1%
92.Togo$4.7 million0.1%
93.Macao$4.5 million0.1%
94.Mongolia$4.4 million0.1%
95.Mauritius$4.3 million0.1%
96.Chile$4.2 million0.1%
97.Turkmenistan$4.2 million0.1%
98.Uganda$4 million0.05%
99.Albania$3.9 million0.05%
100.Trinidad/Tobago$3.8 million0.05%
101.Zambia$3.6 million0.04%
102.Moldova$3.4 million0.04%
103.Fiji$3.4 million0.04%
104.Montenegro$3.3 million0.04%
105.Tanzania$3.1 million0.04%
106.Cambodia$3 million0.04%
107.Guinea$3 million0.04%
108.Papua New Guinea$3 million0.04%
109.Kyrgyzstan$2.9 million0.04%
110.Gabon$2.9 million0.04%
111.Barbados$2.8 million0.03%
112.Maldives$2.8 million0.03%
113.Eswatini$2.6 million0.03%
114.Nicaragua$2.6 million0.03%
115.Democr. Rep. Congo$2.6 million0.03%
116.Cabo Verde$2.5 million0.03%
117.Lesotho$2.4 million0.03%
118.Brunei Darussalam$2.4 million0.03%
119.Afghanistan$2.3 million0.03%
120.Iran$2.2 million0.03%
121.New Caledonia$2 million0.02%
122.Argentina$2 million0.02%
123.Zimbabwe$1.9 million0.02%
124.Laos$1.7 million0.02%
125.Mozambique$1.7 million0.02%
126.Mali$1.6 million0.02%
127.Bahamas$1.6 million0.02%
128.Cuba$1.5 million0.02%
129.Congo$1.4 million0.02%
130.French Polynesia$1.3 million0.02%
131.Bermuda$1.3 million0.02%
132.Australia$1.2 million0.02%
133.Djibouti$1.2 million0.01%
134.Ukraine$1.1 million0.01%
135.Timor-Leste$1.1 million0.01%
136.Armenia$1.1 million0.01%
137.North Macedonia$1.1 million0.01%
138.Greenland$1 million0.01%
139.Benin$1 million0.01%
140.Ethiopia$910,0000.01%
141.Guyana$903,0000.01%
142.Madagascar$890,0000.01%
143.Suriname$867,0000.01%
144.Seychelles$848,0000.01%
145.Jamaica$692,0000.01%
146.Faroe Islands$686,0000.01%
147.Haiti$678,0000.01%
148.Burkina Faso$638,0000.01%
149.Lebanon$614,0000.01%
150.Mauritania$605,0000.01%
151.Turkey$596,0000.01%
152.Equatorial Guinea$591,0000.01%
153.Malawi$571,0000.01%
154.Curaçao$531,0000.01%
155.Cayman Islands$530,0000.01%
156.Sierra Leone$503,0000.01%
157.Venezuela$447,0000.01%
158.Tonga$440,0000.01%
159.Saint Lucia$431,0000.01%
160.Guinea-Bissau$415,0000.01%
161.South Africa$412,0000.01%
162.Aruba$394,0000.005%
163.French S./Antarctic Terr$393,0000.005%
164.Samoa$365,0000.004%
165.Vanuatu$333,0000.004%
166.New Zealand$324,0000.004%
167.Gibraltar$304,0000.004%
168.Liberia$297,0000.004%
169.Somalia$275,0000.003%
170.Uruguay$270,0000.003%
171.Central African Rep$268,0000.003%
172.Turks/Caicos Islands$259,0000.003%
173.Belize$251,0000.003%
174.Andorra$221,0000.003%
175.Grenada$221,0000.003%
176.Algeria$219,0000.003%
177.Sudan$218,0000.003%
178.Uzbekistan$217,0000.003%
179.Solomon Islands$198,0000.002%
180.Saint Kitts/Nevis$153,0000.002%
181.St Vincent/Grenadines$139,0000.002%
182.Dominica$138,0000.002%
183.Rwanda$136,0000.002%
184.Gambia$134,0000.002%
185.British Virgin Islands$133,0000.002%
186.Nauru$125,0000.002%
187.Niger$118,0000.001%
188.Sao Tome/Principe$114,0000.001%
189.US Minor Outlying Is$100,0000.001%
190.Chad$95,0000.001%
191.Comoros$91,0000.001%
192.Azerbaijan$90,0000.001%
193.South Sudan$90,0000.001%
194.Cook Islands$82,0000.001%
195.Kiribati$62,0000.001%
196.Tuvalu$58,0000.001%
197.Tajikistan$54,0000.001%
198.Wallis/Futuna Islands$46,0000.001%
199.Antigua/Barbuda$45,0000.001%
200.Tunisia$36,0000.0004%
201.Saint Helena$22,0000.0003%
202.St. Pierre/Miquelon$21,0000.0003%
203.Northern Mariana Is$20,0000.0002%
204.Marshall Islands$14,0000.0002%
205.Niue$12,0000.0001%
206.Falkland Is (Malvinas)$6,0000.0001%
207.Norfolk Island$2,0000.00002%
208.St Maarten (Dutch)$1,0000.00001%
209.Palau$1,0000.00001%


See also Apples Exports by Country, Germany’s Top Trading Partners and United Kingdom’s Top 10 Imports

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

The World Factbook, Field Listing: Imports – 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