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Top 10 Apple Producing Countries
(in metric tonnes)
Rank Country 2010 2011 2012
1 33,263,000 35,985,000 37,000,000
2 4,214,599 4,275,108 4,110,046
3 2,600,000 2,680,075 2,889,000
4 1,877,906 2,493,078 2,877,000
5 1,777,200 2,891,000 2,203,000
6 2,204,972 2,411,201 1,991,312
7 1,662,430 1,842,972 1,700,000
8 1,624,242 1,588,347 1,625,000
9 992,000 1,200,000 1,403,000
10 1,778,433 1,857,349 1,382,901
World 60,271,191 65,800,145 63,454,495
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About 63 million tonnes of apples were grown worldwide in 2012, with China producing almost half of this total. The United States is the second-leading producer, with more than 6% of world production. The largest exporters of apples in 2009 were China, U.S., Turkey, Poland, Italy, Iran, and India while the biggest importers in the same year were Russia, Germany, the UK and the Netherlands.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

In the United States, more than 60% of all the apples sold commercially are grown in Washington.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> Imported apples from New Zealand and other more temperate areas are competing with U.S. production and increasing each year.<ref name=china>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Most of Australia's apple production is for domestic consumption. Imports from New Zealand had previously been disallowed under quarantine regulations for fireblight from 1921 to 2007.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Other countries with a significant production are Brazil, Argentina, Ukraine, Germany and South Africa.


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