New Covid-19 cases lead to closure of Xinfadi Wholesale Market
Chinese apple exports rebound as EU struggles
The 2019/20 global apple crop is projected to be up 7% to 75.8 million tons, as China rebounds from last year’s frost-hit campaign, more than offsetting plummeting production in the EU, according to USDA/FAS data. Despite higher supplies, exports are estimated to be lower due to reduced shipments from the EU, Moldova, and Turkey. China’s production is expected to jump 24% to a near-record level of 41.0 million tons.
Global grape output climbs 4% despite EU losses
The global 2019/20 grape crop is projected to grow 4% to 23.4 million tons, thanks to rebounding China supplies, according to USDA/FAS data. However, exports are expected to shrink slightly as lower shipments from India and the US more than offset gains from China and Mexico. China’s output is predicted to climb 9% to 10.8 million tons, as vineyards recover from last year’s severe frost. Rebounding supplies are expected to drive exports to a record 360,000 tons, as higher shipments to the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Vietnam facilitate China’s continuing upward trend.
China internet celebrity watermelon
With the rapid development of E-commerce in China, consumers can buy everything online and have it delivered through developed express network. It’s commonly seen fresh products are purchased online, especially during COVID-19 outbreak.
To become a best seller online, watermelon fruit must have good flesh quality, great flavor and sweet taste, and must have excellent storage and transportation ability to fit supply chain conditions.
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China to host Thai fruit festival
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Thailand’s Department of International Trade Promotion has organised a festival to be held across eight Chinese cities to promote Thai fruit imports. The Nation Thailand reports that the Thailand Fruit Golden Months Festival is targeting Chinese consumers as the country’s lockdown begins to ease. The festival will run from May to July in Shanghai, Qingdao, Nanning, Chengdu, Chongqing, Xian, Xiamen and Kunming.
Filipino produce continues to enter new markets
The Philippines continues to open new markets around the world for its agri-food products, even during the Covid-19 pandemic. In just the last two months, the country has sent its first avocados to China, its first cocoa to Belgium, its first coconut milk to Russia. A 7.7-ton load of avocados was shipped by Dole Philippines from Davao to Shanghai on March 31st. The first shipment of avocados will be sold at the stores of supermarket chain Hema Xiansheng, owned by Alibaba, but there are plans to supply more stores in the future.
China gives green light to US blueberry imports
Despite the escalating tensions between the two countries, China has announced it will allow imports of blueberries from the United States as of Thursday 14th May, according to notices on the country’s customs website. The move is part of an agreement signed in January to increase imports of US agricultural products by an additional $32 billion over two years as part of a Phase 1 deal to ease the trade war between the economic superpowers. The fruit must meet the relevant requirements.