Export marketing information and statistics

Overview

Every year Washington exports about 30% of their entire production to more than 60 countries around the world. In the 2013-14 crop year the quantity exported was over 37.3 million 42-lb bushel cartons! Five Washington grown varieties (Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Gala and Fuji) make up over 95% of all exports, but new varieties such as Honeycrisp and Cripps Pink are becoming increasingly popular with international consumers.

Washington Apple Commission promotional programs are implemented by 13 contractors in key export markets, with activities occurring in over 30 different countries.

Examples of activities include:

  • sampling
  • providing nutritional and use information (including recipes)
  • advertising
  • trade shows
  • care, handling and merchandising information
  • giveaways

Top 10 Countries

(Exports measured in 40 lb carton equivalents)

2014-15
Mexico 15,374,638
Canada 6,913,624
India 5,601,391
Taiwan 3,144,464
Dubai (UAE) 3,114,845
China/Hong Kong 2,882,196
Vietnam 1,657,006
Saudi Arabia 1,357,914
Indonesia 1,275,193
Thailand 1,059,298