Germany is the world's second-largest exporter of fruit, after China. Germany exports more than $500 million US Dollars (USD) worth of fruit per year, followed closely by the United States and Thailand. Most of the fruit that Germany exports is sent to Poland, Austria, Sweden and Denmark.
More facts about fruit:
- The world's leading producer of kiwi fruit is not New Zealand, as many people think. It's actually Italy, which produces almost a billion pounds (about 450 million kg) of kiwi fruits a year.
- The country that exports the most fruit to the U.S. is Mexico. Mexico also happens to be the world's largest producer of avocados, lemons and limes.
- The world's most popular fruit is the tomato. More than 200 billion pounds (about 90 billion kg) of tomatoes are produced yearly, primarily by China and the U.S.