In 2020-21, Australia’s apple and pear industry was worth over $594 million to the national economy.
APAL has compiled statistics about the Australian apple and pear industry into the helpful dashboards below.
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Industry at a glance:
- For the year 2020-21, Australia’s apple industry was valued at $527 million, while the pear industry was valued at around $67 million.
- There are over 500 commercial apple and/or pear growers in the country. All states produce apples and Victoria is the largest pear producer, with over 90% of the nation’s pears grown there.
- In 2018-19, Australians ate an average of 10kg of apples per year which amounts to more than one apple a week, and they eat around 2.3kg of pears a year, which is about one a month.
- Australia currently exports 1-2% of our total marketable production of apples and 8% of pears.