WORLD MARKETS AND TRADE: Apple Juice
Foreign Agricultural Service/USDA
Office of Global Analysis
2007/08 Global Concentrated Apple Juice
As the world’s top apple producer, China continues to be the driving force with more
production and exports in the world market. The United States, one of the world’s largest
importers, is expected to import about 30 percent more than 2006/07 despite a 70 percent jump
in import values (Jul-Jan). Global apple juice trade is expected to have another record year in
Imported Concentrated Apple Juice from China Booming
China is, by far, the world’s top apple juice producer reaching 1 million tons for the first time.
Shipments to the United States are nearly twice what they were July through January last year
and are set to exceed all of last year’s trade in less than eight months of this year. Of the U.S.
import market share last year (2006/07), China reached 65 percent, up from 50 percent the
previous year and now stands to claim nearly 75 percent for marketing year 2007/08. The
limited market share that Argentina, Chile, Brazil, and the EU -27 had is now being edged out
by this least cost producer.
Source: U.S Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
*Effect ive January 1, 2002 the H S Code for apple juice changed and data for 1994 -2001 and 2001-2006 may not be
directly comparable. Prior to 2001/02, HS Code 20097000 for apple juice is used. 2002/03 to present, HS Code
20097900 (concentrated apple juice) is used .
Source: U.S. Department of Commer
, Bureau of the Census.
*Effective January 1, 2002 the HS Code for apple juice changed and data for 1994-2001 and 2001-2006 may not be directly
comparable. Prior to 2001/02, HS Code 2009700