Fruit price and consumption – China market potentials for fresh produce

China market potentials for fresh produceAug. 21 – Fruit import to China is growing in great volume right at the start of the season, up to June 2019, fruit imports to China had amounted to approximately 722.1 million U.S. dollars. With the harvested season on the door, fresh produce stack up for freight, Asia Fruit 2019 opens the door to discover China market opportunities, brighten fruit imports to China.

Fruit Overall Price Higher than Last Year in China

The prices of Chinese fruits recently showed a downward trend after continuous growth. China fruit market However, the price is still almost 30% higher than around this time last year. The price of fruit will further drop in the next few months as many production areas begin to supply the Chinese market with large volumes of fruit. Du Juan, data analyst at Yimoutian, explained that in comparison with one month ago the price of fruit recently showed a slight decline. However, the overall price of fruit is still much higher than last year because the production volumes of watermelons, apples, and lychee were much smaller this year and the prices therefore higher. The price of apples is now around 129% higher than last year. The price of watermelons in production areas is 26% higher than last year. The prices of plums, passion fruit, muskmelons, and peaches are all more than 30% higher than last year.

New Zealand Apple Ships to China

Breeze, one of New Zealand’s earliest apple varieties, is very attractive with its red skin and sweet and crisp taste, all thanks to New Zealand’s fertile soil and warm climate. Breeze apples from New Zealand arrive in Hong Kong in February, at a time when most imported apples are not available in China, and its production season can last through to the end of May, conveniently filling the market gap, according to a Chinese fruit company in Shenzhen. Partly due to the fact that this variety is the first apple variety from New Zealand to enter the Chinese market and has attracted high market acceptance and recognition. Looking back at the 2019 season, Breeze apples were very popular among consumers, fetching stable prices and experiencing strong sales growth. As China’s apple production last season was significantly lower, prices soared, creating additional sales space for imported apples including Breeze. In the coming season, production is expected to increase further, and quality is expected to remain stable. A local Chinese fruit company in Shenzhen Yuanxing has been promoting Breeze in wholesale markets and supermarkets for several years. During the upcoming Asia Fruit Logistica on September 4, 2019 in Hong Kong, there will be a promotional campaign conducted for its brand – Breeze’s upcoming 2020 season, by then, welcome to meet at stand 3C-3N20 or 202-203 Conference Hall.

Dutch Pears Exported to China Growing Sizeable

The export of Dutch pears to China is increasing considerably: in the past year by 55 per cent to 2,800 tonnes. The Chinese border has been open to Dutch pears since October 2014. Since the border has been open, pear export grew every year. In the first year (export season 2014/15), 1,054 tonnes were shipped. That amount has now tripled. According to GroentenFruit Huis, the umbrella organization of exporters of fruit and vegetables, the growing pear export to China is thanks to the efforts of the entire supply chain, from grower to packers and exporters. The organisation reports that some exporters are very active in China to let consumers get used to Dutch pears. Smaller sizes – Exporters manage to sell more sizes in China, even smaller pears. Packaging has been adjusted to the specific wishes of Chinese importers. Improvements in transport are leading to an ever-increasing quality of Dutch pears on the supermarket’s shelves; Strict protocol – The export to China follows a strict protocol. Requirements are high and only products of the highest quality gain entrance. Growers are selected to this end; Apple export – Dutch apples haven’t gained entry in China yet. Dutch and Chinese authorities are negotiating about opening the border. Progress is being made, according to GroentenFruit Huis. An audit by Chinese authorities in the Netherlands is expected to take place in September.

Mexico Exporting Bananas to China

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sader) announced that banana producers from the states of Colima and Nayarit will be able to export their product to China, like the states of Tabasco, Chiapas, and Veracruz, which had already received authorization from the phytosanitary authorities to carry out these exports. According to data provided by the Agricultural Food and Fisheries Information Service (SIAP), Mexico produces bananas in 16 states in more than 80 thousand hectares. Chiapas generates 30% of the total national production, followed by Tabasco with 26.9%, and Veracruz, with 9.3%. Each year, the country produces more than 2 million tons of bananas worth nearly 7,000 million pesos, as a ton has a commercial value of more than 3,000 pesos, according to a statement from the Ministry of Agriculture. Sader data reveals that Mexico ranked 12th worldwide in banana production, accounting for 2.0% of the global supply in 2017. In a recent meeting with producers and officials of the Ministry of Rural Development (Seder) of the state government, the secretary of the Sader, Victor Villalobos, said that the Mexican government was looking to strengthen the phytosanitary status that will allow exporting fruits and vegetables to international markets. The government is also looking to increase the cultivation of mango, avocado, Persian lime, soursop, jaca, and coffee, and giving them added value.

Fruit Imports To China with China FVF 2019 in September

The 2019 China International Fruit & Vegetable Fair (FVF 2019) is to take place at the Crowne Plaza Beijing Sun Palace from September 9th to 10th, 2019. It is a comprehensive fruit and vegetable trade show held in mainland China. Exhibits of the trade show cover the entire industrial chain of the fruit and vegetable industry, including fresh produce, deep-processed products, technical services, logistics services, and industry services. Buyers attending the event include importers and exporters, wholesale markets, produce distributors at all levels, retail supermarkets, e-commerce platforms, and catering businesses. The China International Fresh Produce Conference will take place within the framework of the trade show. Particularly for those who are fruit and vegetable growers or fresh produce imports/exports businesses try to enter into China market, fruit imports to China is at the right moment with richer chances, there is a List of Chinese Importers for Fruit & Vegetable is available, please contact with DCCC, or email to: info@dccchina.org

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