German fresh fruit imports total US$6.8 billion in 2017
In 2017, Germany imported fresh fruits worth US$6.8 billion, according to USDA data. Imports from the US, amounted to around US$1 million. The majority of imports, excluding bananas, originate in other EU countries, with Spain, Netherlands, and Italy being the top EU suppliers. On a value basis, Ecuador, Costa Rica and Turkey were the top non-EU suppliers in 2017. Ecuador and Costa Rica mainly ship bananas; while Turkey’s top export to Germany consisted of sweet cherries. The main imported products in terms of value are banana, grape, apple, orange, peach and nectarine, lemon and lime, clementine and avocado. The top five fruits produced in Germany are apples, strawberries, plums, cherries (sweet and sour), and pears.