World’s HighestApricots Producing Countries

Apricot is an edible fruit that grows best in Mediterranean climates. Apricots are high in vitamins and protein and are one of the fruits grown in cool climates. The fruit is grown all over the world where the climate allows it to grow. Turkey produced approximately 676,000 tonnes of apricots in 2011 and maintained its position as an apricot producer. Iran, Uzbekistan, Algeria, and Italy are the countries that produce apricots in large quantities to meet domestic demand.

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RankCountryProduction Quantity (in Tonnes)Production Value
1Turkey676,138$38 million
2Iran (Islamic Republic of)452,988$25 million
3Uzbekistan356,000$19.5 million
4Algeria285,897$16 million
5Italy263,132$14.5 million
6Pakistan189,420$10.5 million
7Morocco159,124$8.7 million
8France155,124$8.5 million
9Ukraine119,900$6.6 million
10Japan106,900$6 million
11Egypt96,643$5.3 million
12Spain86,880$4.7 million
13Greece82,800$4.5 million
14Syrian Arab Republic75,919$4 million
15United States of America60,464$3.3 million
16Russian Federation60,000$3.3 million
17South Africa57,421$3 million
18Afghanistan56,043$3 million
19China, mainland46,000$2.5 million
20China, Taiwan Province of42,010$2.3 million

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