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Apple Production by Country 2024

Apples are one of the world’s most-produced deciduous varieties of fruits that originated from Central Asia and spread all over the world. China produces the world’s largest number of apples, followed by the United States, Poland, Italy and France.

Famous for their health benefits, apples are grown in almost every country. But based on climatic conditions and other economic factors, some countries produce more apples than others.

Our list of apple production by country, features the top ten apple producing countries and the amount of apples they produce by tons.

Apple Production by Country

Country
2021 Production
China45,983
Turkey4,493
United States4,467
Poland4,067
India2,276
Iran2,241
Russia2,216
Italy2,212
France1,633
Chile1,557

Apple Production in China

China is in the topmost position in global apple production, producing more than 44 million tonnes annually. The country tops the list for the largest export of fresh apple fruits and the largest apple growing area.

China's fresh apple output accounted for 53.20% of the world's total by 2020. The apple industry has become an essential part of the country's national fruit industry and the primary agricultural development industry. It’s the main source of income for farmers in most apple-producing regions in China.

While production is done in varying locations, apple farming is mainly concentrated in some regions, such as the Bohai Bay and Loess Plateau. Although smallholders operate most apple orchards, the two areas account for 80% of the country’s growing area and 90% of its production.

Apple Production in the United States

The second-largest contributor to apple production is the United States, with an average of 4.6 million tonnes. Being the second most commonly consumed fruit in the United States, 2,500 varieties of apples are grown, the top varieties including the Gala, McIntosh, Rome, Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Honey Crisp, Cripps, Empire and Pink Lady.

Almost every state in the United States produces apples. However, Washington State is by far the largest apple-producing state, accounting for around 70% of the apples in the United States Other apple-producing states are New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, California and Virginia.

Apple Production in the United States is a huge source of income due to exports. The country has over 5,000 apple producers growing on average 240 million bushels of apples every year on approximately 322 thousand acres of land.

Apple Production in Poland

Poland produces more than 3.6 million tons of apples annually, putting it in third place in the world, behind China and the United States. But in per capita terms, apple production in Poland is about three times as high as in China and six times as high as in the United States Apples make up 80% of the country’s fruit production.

Poland’s soil and climatic conditions are favourable for setting up apple orchards throughout the country. However, there are major apple-growing areas like south western, south eastern central Poland. Among the 14 main varieties grown are Royal Gala, Golden Delicious, Szampion and Jonaprince, most of which are grown commercially.

  • Total consumption values are expressed in 1000 tons (i.e., a displayed value of 83 = 83,000 tons)

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Country
2021 Production (1K tons)
2020 Production (1K tons)
2019 Production (1K tons)
China45,98344,06642,425
Turkey4,4934,3003,619
United States4,4674,6655,029
Poland4,0673,5553,081
India2,2762,8142,316
Iran2,2412,2412,241
Russia2,2162,0411,951
Italy2,2122,4622,304
France1,6331,6201,754
Chile1,5571,6071,603
Brazil1,2979831,223
Ukraine1,2791,1151,154
Uzbekistan1,2381,1481,124
South Africa1,149999892
Germany1,0051,023991
Morocco890779810
North Korea807815801
Egypt793751701
Pakistan697672604
Japan662763702
Moldova648480611
Mexico632714761
Spain616522639
Romania594537493
New Zealand567560558
Algeria522567559
South Korea516422535
Hungary515399498
Argentina514587500
Serbia513489500
United Kingdom464632610
Portugal368286371
Canada352391381
Belarus337533337
Azerbaijan308301293
Syria302268287
Afghanistan293271250
Australia285263265
Greece282304277
Kazakhstan263259217
Belgium250168242
Netherlands245220273
Tajikistan239238235
Lebanon233243252
Switzerland207237191
Austria206258239
Tunisia155153116
Peru143140145
Kyrgyzstan137137138
Czech Republic115116100
Albania111102106
Israel101104104
North Macedonia9310689
Armenia888582
Bosnia and Herzegovina8310998
Iraq797976
Georgia748944
Turkmenistan676666
Croatia606468
Uruguay563742
Nepal484531
Bulgaria443844
El Salvador444442
Lithuania365232
Sweden322922
Denmark314025
Slovakia302835
Guatemala252525
Slovenia236654
Yemen212422
Norway191216
Jordan172021
Libya161617
Ireland161920
Colombia13125
Finland878
Latvia81410
Madagascar777
Ecuador777
Zimbabwe777
Malawi333
Bolivia333
Cyprus322
Estonia212
Bhutan244
Montenegro211
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines221
Taiwan111
Paraguay111
Luxembourg112
Total93,06790,48687,443
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Which country produces the most apples?

With a massive output of 44.4 million tons of apples each year, China is at the top for apple production.

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