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Slow demand in Chinese potato market

Slow demand in Chinese potato market

Published on Dec 22nd, 2020

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China’s domestic potato market remained weak but stable at the start of December, with the supply of potatoes from each production area deemed “sufficient”. While high-grade products were attracting high prices, average-grade potatoes were not moving so fluidly, and volume was falling. Nevertheless, growers are reported to be optimistic about the future market prospects.

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Frost reduces Chinese apple crop 

Chinese pear crop shrinks

Chinese pear crop shrinks

Published on Nov 26th, 2020

 

China’s 2020/21 pear crop is projected to fall almost 8% to 16 million tons, as frost hit the country’s main producing region, Hebei. Chinese consumers prefer crunchy Asian pears over western pear varieties. The low volumes of imported western pears from the EU and South Africa are mostly consumed by children and older people. The MY 2020/21 pear import forecast is 11,000 tons, according to FAS China data.

Frost reduces Chinese apple crop 

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Chinese increase potato consumption but frozen imports fall

Chinese increase potato consumption but frozen imports fall

Published on Nov 24th, 2020

 

China’s MY2020/21 fresh potato production is projected up 3% to 99 million tons, mainly due to expanded acreage. According to Chinese customs data, China’s 2020/21 frozen french fries (FFF) production is forecast to rise 10% to 330,000 tons in response to increased domestic demand.  China’s MY2020/21 FFF imports are predicted to drop 10% to 96,000 tons, following importers concerns regarding testing for Covid-19 on imported frozen foods.

China’s food sales hit record high amidst fierce competition

China’s food sales hit record high amidst fierce competition

Published on Nov 16th, 2020
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Despite the COVID-19 economic downturn in the first half of 2020, retail food sales have held up. In 2019, imports of consumer-oriented food products climbed to a record high of US$73 billion. Food expenditure reached an estimated $1.1 trillion in 2019, according to a FAS-China report. China’s retail sector has maintained strong growth as its middle-class population keeps expanding, with consumers increasingly value quality, safety, convenience, and nutrition.

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