Top Apple Producers in 2017


Scientific name: Malus pumila; M. sylvestris; M. communis; Pyrus malus.

Production of apples in 2017

World production of apples in 2017 was 83 million tonnes. It was the 25th most cultivated crop after citrus fruit at 147 million tonnes, watermelons at 118 million tonnes and bananas at 114 million tonnes, followed by grapes at 74 million tonnes and oranges at 73 million tonnes.

Consumption of apples in 2013

Consumption of apples across the world in 2013 was 71 million tonnes. It was the 26th most consumed food item after oranges at 87 million tonnes and bananas at 86 million tonnes. Some items consumed less than apples in 2013 include grapes (excl wine) at 32 million tonnes and pineapples at 21 million tonnes.

Imports and Exports in 2013

Import of apples was 20 million tonnes in 2013, while 18 million tonnes of apples was exported.