Europe continues to diversify its sources of garlic, meaning that China’s garlic exports to the EU continue to fall. Between 2017 and 2018, shipments to the EU fell by 27.5%, from 45,703 tons to 36,021 tons. This figure hides a deeper truth: between 2016 and 2018, the greatest fall in Chinese garlic exports was for shipments to the Netherlands (by far the largest market for Chinese garlic). Shipments to the UK and France (the next two largest markets actually increased between 2017 and 2018.
Wed 22/05/2019 by Richard Wilkinson