Record citrus production of 3.5 million tons – up 20% on last year – is expected this year in Yichang, China.
While elsewhere in China there is an underproduction of citrus fruit, Yichang has been expanding its sales volumes each year. It has gained a good reputation for its citrus varieties among consumers in Chinese markets in recent years, reports cnhubei.com.
Export markets are also showing increased demand for Yichang citrus fruit. The Chinese site says more than 200,000 tons of citrus were exported from Yichang last year and the volume is growing every year.
Russia, South-East Asia and nearby countries and regions are the main markets for Yichang’s citrus exports. The Russian ban on Turkish fruit imports has helped boost the Yichang citrus export volumes.
A transportation centre linking eastern and western China, Yichang lies on the banks of the Yangtze River in Hubei Province.
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