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China welcomes first Chilean oranges

China welcomes first Chilean oranges

Published on Sep 03rd, 2020
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The first Chilean oranges have entered China, where they were welcomed with a ceremony at Jiaxing Haiguangxing Market, which has close ties with the Chilean Export Association. Chile, the Southern Hemisphere’s second-largest orange producer, exports about 18 million tons between May and November each year. Chilean oranges and lemons have a great price-quality ratio in comparison with oranges and lemons from other countries and require no refrigeration. 

Fruit Expo: The only south China trade show for the fruit industry

Fruit Expo: The only south China trade show for the fruit industry

Published on Sep 02nd, 2020

The Guangzhou International Fruit Expo will be held on 24th-26th September at the Import & Export Fair Complex. The event represents a platform for providing quality healthy fruit, where visitors can explore the tremendous fruit market represented by firms from home and abroad.  Guangzhou is one of the biggest fruit trade hubs in Southeast Asia. Supported by the China Fruit Marketing Association (CFMA), Fruit Expo 2020 will be held on a show floor of 30,000 sq.m and provide the best industry resources for the 500+ exhibitors and 30,000 visitors.

Xinfadi Market reopens in Beijing

Xinfadi Market reopens in Beijing

Published on Aug 17th, 2020
Source: Xinhuanet

 

Beijing’s largest fruit and vegetable wholesale market reopened on 15 August, two months after it was shut down in response to a Covid-19 outbreak. According to a report by Xinhua, only one section of the market will reopen initially, accounting for about 60% of normal transaction volumes for fruit and vegetables, while the remaining sectors are scheduled to resume business before 10 September.

Citromax Group completes first exports of Argentine fresh lemons to China

Citromax Group completes first exports of Argentine fresh lemons to China

Published on Jul 27th, 2020

"There is much to celebrate," said Bernabé Padilla, fresh fruit commercial manager. "I think that achieving 35% more exports, taking up the challenge of opening a new market like China, and doubling our volume to the US in such a particular context are events worth highlighting." Citromax Group has become the first Argentine citrus grower to complete exports of fresh lemons to China, where it expects to send 120 tons this season, and twice this volume next year.

China consumes seven times more kiwi than any other country

China consumes seven times more kiwi than any other country

Published on Jul 23rd, 2020
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Kiwifruit is currently enjoying a spell of great popularity across the world, and its period in the limelight is set to continue. Demand is increasing in the major markets, thanks partly to its central role in the booming fruit juice industry and its attractiveness for health-conscious consumers. The growth in the world’s kiwi markets is also being driven by the sector’s constant innovation. Yellow kiwis have enjoyed great success in Asian markets, particularly in China, where consumers prefer sweet-tasting fruits.

First Colombian avocados land in China

First Colombian avocados land in China

Published on Jul 23rd, 2020
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Colombian Hass avocados arrived in China for the first time on July 1st. Having set off from the Port of Buenaventura on May 28th, the 23-ton shipment landed in Shanghai and was released to importer Mr. Avocado. The protocol between China and Colombia was signed on December 13th 2019, and adds to a growing list of countries that can export avocados to the Asian giant, which includes the US, the Philippines, Mexico, Peru, Chile, New Zealand and Kenya (for frozen avocados).

Dole and Zespri partner up in China

Dole and Zespri partner up in China

Published on Jul 22nd, 2020

On 14 July, Zespri and Dole signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Shanghai, making Dole Zespri’s official distribution partner in China. The move is intended to support mutual development in this lucrative market.

Michael Jiang, general manager of Zespri Greater China, said, “We believe that Dole will provide a strong impetus for the sales growth of Zespri kiwifruits in China market and help Zespri to deepen our market structure.”

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Port of Nansha to build new mega-warehouse complex

Port of Nansha to build new mega-warehouse complex

Published on Jul 20th, 2020

 

Not satisfied with just being one of the world’s five busiest container ports, the Port of Nansha in southern China is building a mega-warehouse complex that will include six eight-storey buildings, for a combined storage capacity of nearly 500,000 tons, according to a report by Ajot 100. Phase one of the new construction port will be completed by March 2021.

South Korea becomes major grape exporter while Chinese exports recover

South Korea becomes major grape exporter while Chinese exports recover

Published on Jul 20th, 2020

China’s grape production is predicted to rise 9% to 10.8 million tons, as the country bounces back from last year’s severe frosts. Record exports of 360,000 tons are predicted, with higher shipments to the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Vietnam. Imports are estimated to fall by 10% to 27,000 tons, due to reduced shipments from top suppliers Chile, Peru, and the US. Small deliveries from the EU have commenced following recent market access for Spain and Portugal. However, the US remains China’s top Northern Hemisphere supplier.

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