Every year Washington exports about 30% of their entire production to more than 60 countries around the world. In the 2015-16 crop year the quantity exported was over 33.1 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 Pink Lady® (Cripps Pink cv.) are becoming increasingly popular with international consumers.
Washington Apple Commission promotional programs are implemented by 12 contractors in key export markets, with activities occurring in over 30 different countries.
Examples of activities include:
- providing nutritional and use information (including recipes)
- trade shows
- care, handling and merchandising information
Top 10 Countries
(Exports measured in 40 lb carton equivalents)
3-Year Average Shipments from Crop Years 2013/14 – 2015/16