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Chilean cherry shipments to China surge 

Chilean cherry shipments to China surge 

Published on May 27th, 2021
Photo: Eurofresh Distribution

Chilean fruit exports were up by 1% in volume and 4% in value during the first 4 months of 2021, compared to the same period in 2020, with China the main market for the goods. Total fruit shipments reached 1.45 million tons and were worth just over US$3.5 billion FOB, according to data published by the Chilean Office of Agricultural Studies and Policies (PASO). Three products (cherry, grapes and blueberries) accounted for 83% of the total value of fresh fruit exports.

Chinese government tackles food waste and promotes sustainability

Chinese government tackles food waste and promotes sustainability

Published on May 26th, 2021
Photo: Luo Jie, China Daily

China is combating food waste from farm to fork and everywhere in between, having launched a clean plate campaign last summer and passed an Anti-Food Waste Law at the end of April this year, according to the USDA. Both of these measures underline China’s growing interest in sustainability, but aren’t expected to diminish China’s demand for imported food and agriculture goods. However, sustainability is expected to become an increasingly important selling point for these products.

Chinese fruit imports increase tenfold in 5 years

Chinese fruit imports increase tenfold in 5 years

Published on May 25th, 2021
Photo: Eurofresh Distribution

Fresh produce imports to China have increased tenfold over the last five years. Demand for a larger range of products and interest in new and exotic food and healthy lifestyles have all contributed to the spiralling fruit and vegetable imports. According to Rabobank research, the market for imported fresh products increased from US$2.8 billion in 2009 to more than $13 billion in 2019.

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Fanfare greets launch of Dazzle apples in China

Fanfare greets launch of Dazzle apples in China

Published on Apr 29th, 2021

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New Zealand’s newest apple variety Dazzle has arrived in China with large celebrations at wholesale markets as importers and retailers race to get a taste. It’s the first year that there have been large volumes of Dazzle apples available for Chinese customers and they weren’t wasting any time to get their hands on the delicious, red, sweet apple from New Zealand.

Philippines bananas being squeezed out of Chinese market

China’s fresh fruit imports slip 8.9% in 2020

China’s fresh fruit imports slip 8.9% in 2020

Published on Mar 31st, 2021
Photo: Retail China - CR Vangard

Despite China’s imports of fresh produce falling y-o-y in volume terms in 2020, they were up in value, according to Chinese customs data. China imported 5.3 million tons of fresh fruit in 2020, with bananas leading the way (1.7 million tons; 32%). Next came dragon fruit (618,000 tons), followed by durian (575,000 tons), mangos (379,000) and longans (347,000 tons). 

Chinese demand premium tomatoes

Chinese demand premium tomatoes

Published on Mar 25th, 2021

Joyce Cui, vice-president of Haisheng Agriculture Co (China) © Global Tomato Congress

 

Chinese consumers are seeking better-quality and safer tomatoes. This is the news that Joyce Cui, vice-president of Haisheng Agriculture Co (China), brought to the Global Tomato Congress on 16th March. “In general,demand is for the new concepts and better products,” said Cui.

Slight upturn in Chinese pear exports 

Slight upturn in Chinese pear exports 

Published on Mar 23rd, 2021
Photo: Freepik

Following the country’s Spring Festival (12 February), Chinese pear exports started to recover gradually. With the global pandemic slowly coming under control, shipping prices have begun to fall. The upcoming Hari Raya (13-15 May) celebrations in Indonesia should further stimulate Chinese pear exports. However, the domestic market has slowed down due to lower production volumes (and higher prices) resulting from poor weather conditions.

First Californian avocados land in China

First Californian avocados land in China

Published on Mar 22nd, 2021

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Mission Produce and Mr. Avocado have sent the first-ever shipment of avocados to China from California. The market access was granted for avocados from California following years of negotiation and planning between the California Avocado Commission, the USDA and the government of China.

China International Cross-border eCommerce Supply Chain Fair

China International Cross-border eCommerce Supply Chain Fair

Published on Mar 04th, 2021

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The event will be held on 23-25 September, 2021 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, Shenzhen, China. It promises to be a premier B2B trade exhibition focusing on cross-border e-commerce solutions.

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