Statistics

APAL has compiled a range of Australian pear and apple statistics. Original sources are cited should readers want any more information. Or contact us if you think we can be of further assistance.

In 2014-15, apple production in Australia was 295,196 tonnes and it was valued at $555.9 million.

Quantity of apple production

Value of apple production

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In 2014-15, Australian pear production was 105,243 tonnes valued at $125.2 million.

Quantity of pear production

Value of pear production

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Pear production by state

In 2014-15, fresh apple consumption in Australia was around 8kg per person per year equating to less than one apple per week (assuming a single apple weighs around 175gms). In the same year fresh pear consumption was around 2.5kg per person per year (excluding nashi pears) equating to around one pear a month (assuming a single pear weighs around 210gms).

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Australia exports a relatively small proportion of apples and pears. in 2014-15, Australia exported 2,134 tonnes of apples and 7,649 tonnes of pears.

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Australia imports relatively small proportions of apples and pears. In 2014-15, Australia imported 883 tonnes of apples and 1,613 tonnes of pears.

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For the year 2014-15, Australia’s apple industry was valued at nearly $556 million, while the pear industry was valued at around $125 million. The combined apple and pear industry was valued at $681 million, making it the highest value fruit industry in Australia, larger than citrus ($508M), bananas ($455M) and table grapes ($343M).

Value of apple production

Value of pear production

In 2016, there are around 560 levy-paying growers of apples and pears in Australia. An ongoing decline in grower numbers indicates a consolidation of the industry where smaller-scale growers are exiting the industry and medium- and large-scale growers taking over.

Number of apple pear growers