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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). 

“Keeping the world supplied”: Southern Hemisphere Fresh Fruit Trade congress

“Keeping the world supplied”: Southern Hemisphere Fresh Fruit Trade congress

Published on Mar 03rd, 2021

SHAFFE (The Southern Hemisphere Association of Fresh Fruit Exporters) will hold its very first annual Southern Hemisphere Fresh Fruit Trade congress on 25th March 2021. With the defining theme “Keeping the world supplied”, this first edition will be dedicated to give exclusive insights and market intelligence on the current production and trading situation for key temperate fruit crop under pandemic conditions with contributions from all eight Southern Hemisphere suppliers: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, New Zealand, Peru, Uruguay and South Africa.

Growth of US fruit imports stalls

Alibaba invests in tech for fruit handling

Surge in demand for fresh produce in Spain in 2020

Surge in demand for fresh produce in Spain in 2020

Published on Jan 20th, 2021
Photo: Mercadona

Between January and November 2020, the volume of food purchases in Spain increased by 10% y-o-y to 31.5 million tons, while in value terms, the increase was 13% to €78.4 billion, as average prices increased by 2.7%, according to a study prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Brazil to step up fruit exports to Middle East

Argentine fresh fruit exports up 6% from 2019

Spanish fruit and vegetables exports rise 8%

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