China is expanding its fruit imports

China is expanding its fruit imports due to lighten market entry conditions


China is expanding its fruit importsChina is expanding its fruit imports due to lighten market entry conditions. Special focus on exporting fruits to China from global suppliers. 

China has become one of the largest markets for fresh fruits in the world, a considerable shift in fruit imports to catch up with domestic demandmore fresh quality fruits imported to China, raise the spirits of the fruit suppliers, growers, and exporters around the global, as the country continues to experience rapid economic growth. Here special focus on exporting fruit to China. Look at this recent article from XINHUANET

China presents a great opportunity for global fruits suppliers

1-China is expanding its fruit imports

From durian to cherry, kiwi to avocado, China, one of the world's largest fruit markets, has been importing more fresh and high-quality fruits to meet growing domestic demand, bringing sweet opportunities to fruit farmers and traders around the world.

In 2023, China's fruit imports amounted to 16.85 billion U.S. dollars, up 15 percent year-on-year, with a total import volume of 7.524 million tons, up 3 percent. Among them, fresh durian imports reached 6.72 billion dollars, a substantial increase of 66 percent, making durian the country's leading imported fruit item.

Statistics show that in the first four months of 2024, Thailand exported over 225,000 tons of fresh durian to China, and the momentum remained strong in May.

China has granted market access to and reduced tariffs on an increasing number of imported fruits. Meanwhile, major projects such as the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor and the China-Laos Railway have greatly facilitated fruit imports.

In January, a container vessel loaded with over 2,000 tons of Chilean cherries arrived at Tianjin, marking the first direct shipping service for Latin American cherries, from nearly 20,000 kms away, to reach the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region in northern China.

Over the past seven years, Chilean cherry exports to China have grown at an estimated annual average growth rate of around 29 percent. The Chilean Fruit Exporters Association estimated earlier that more than 85 percent of Chilean cherries would be exported to China in the first season of 2024.

The growing demand of the Chinese market has spurred the expansion of Chile's cherry planting area and benefited local farmers. From 2000 to 2022, the total cherry planting area in Chile grew from 3,241 hectares to 61,559 hectares, according to data from Chile's Office of Agricultural Studies and Policies.

Apart from ASEAN and Latin America, Africa has also benefited from Chinese customers' growing appetite for fruits. So far, China has approved "green channel" access for an increasing variety of African fruits such as oranges, avocados, and horned melons......See more from XINHUANET here.

More Fresh Quality Fruits Imported To China

2- Due to lighten China market entry conditions

In 2023, the country's fruit import value escalated to 16.85 billion U.S. dollars, marking a 15 percent increase from the previous year, with a total import volume reaching 7.524 million tons, up 3 percent. Notably, fresh durian imports soared to 6.72 billion dollars, a 66 percent increase, positioning durian as the top imported fruit item in China.

The surge in fruit imports can be attributed to the easing of market entry conditions, improved customs clearance efficiency, and the development of cross-border cold chain logistics systems........See more from the same source: Xinhua here

 China Has Become One Of The Largest Markets For Fresh Fruits In The World

3-Brazilian several agricultural products go to China in 2024 

Brazilian agricultural exports to China are getting substantial progress, several products arrived in Chinese market. Among others, pecans, coffee, sorghum, fresh fruits, beef poultry and pork, etc.

Thanks to climate and geographic location, Brazil agricultural products are the top export to China. Brazil growers and exporters are looking forward having the Chinese market shares in several agricultural products go to China in 2024,

One is Brazil coffee export to China reached agreementIn conformity with Agência Brasil reporting on June 06, 2024, During his visit to the Asian country, Alckmin signed memorandums of understanding to promote Brazilian coffee with China’s largest coffee shop chain, Luckin Coffee, which boasts over 16,000 stores and stands as the primary importer of Brazilian coffee in China.

The signed agreement entails the purchase of roughly 120,000 tons of Brazilian coffee by the chain, totaling around $500 million. To put this in perspective, Brazilian coffee exports for the entire year of 2023 amounted to $280 million....See more from Agência Brasil here

Other one is Brazil and China sign protocol for export of Brazilian pecans. According to recent reporting from GloboRural: The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture and China’s General Administration of Customs (GACC) signed a protocol on Thursday (6/6) outlining sanitary and quarantine requirements for the export of Brazilian pecans to China. This agreement officially opens the Chinese market to Brazilian pecans.

The protocol was signed during the plenary meeting of the Chinese-Brazilian High-Level Cooperation Commission (Cosban) in Beijing. On behalf of Brazil, the protocol was signed by Agriculture Minister Carlos Fávaro....See more from GloboRural here.

Addition one is Brazil beef, poultry and pork meat... Brazil seeks various meat exports to China - Enhancing more meat export proficiencies.

Brazil is set to expand its meat export capabilities to China, according to Agriculture Minister Carlos Fávaro. Speaking at a public hearing held by the Agriculture Committee of the Chamber of Deputies, Fávaro announced that the country is working to increase the number of slaughterhouses qualified to export to China.

Fávaro revealed that upcoming audits by Chinese authorities will assess compliance criteria in groups rather than individually. This streamlined process aims to expedite the approval of more facilities.

In March, the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) authorized a record 38 slaughterhouses in a single round, eyeing to increase Brazil’s animal protein export revenue to China by R$10 billion. However, 32 slaughterhouses could not complete the process due to technical issues...…See more from AGRIMIDIA here

The Surge in China Fruit Imports

4-Chile cherry exports to China desirable opportunities 

Chile cherry is well known in the Chinese market, especially,  during Chinese New Year celebration, Chile cherry is top fruits, welcomed and tasted by millions of Chinese consumers, Chile cherry is one of desirable fruits in the Chinese market. Look at this recent reporting from SIMFRUIT

Claudia Soler, executive director of the Chilean Fruit Cherry Committee, attended the “Economic and Commercial Cooperation Meeting between Luohu-Shenzhen and Chile” to identify new opportunities for Chilean fresh cherry exports. The event was held last Thursday in Santiago and was attended by a delegation from the Luohu district, Shenzhen. The delegation was led by Fan Defan, director of the Luohu District Committee, who was accompanied by Du Xiaojun, director of the Foreign Affairs Office of Luohu; Gan Chunyong, Li Zhi, Chen Xiaojun, Ma Zulin, and Guo Yujing, representatives of different areas of development and trade of Shenzhen.

The meeting was also attended by Ma Keqiang, counsellor of the Economic and Commercial Office of the Embassy of China in Chile; Ignacio Recart, of ProChile; Kamelia Emilova, of the Chilean-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism, CHICIT, and Claudia Soler, of the Chilean Fruit Cherry Committee. During the meeting, Soler highlighted the importance of this type of event to explore and analyze new export opportunities with the Luohu authorities. She also stressed the committee’s strategy of deepening and diversifying its presence in China, especially in Shenzhen, the main entry point for Chilean exports to China, accounting for 36% of them....See more from simfruit here

Great Chances for Sustainable Farm Products Suppliers to Tap into this Lucrative Market

5-Growing fruit exports to China from Chile

Chilean fruit exports to China were driven by strong Chinese market demand. As stated by Fruitnet reporting.

Fresh fruit accounted for 89 per cent of the shipment value. Cherries led the charge, with shipments of 345,977 tonnes worth US$2.005bn, an increase of 13 per cent and 10 per cent respectively on last year. China was the main destination, taking 90.5 per cent of shipments, followed by the US (3.5 per cent), Taiwan (1 per cent), South Korea (0.9 per cent) and Brazil (0.7 per cent).

Grapes, the next biggest product, saw fresh exports contract by 15 per cent in volume to 247,731. In value, shipments of fresh and processed grapes fell 12 per cent to US$463m. The main markets were the US (71.8 per cent), China (5.6 per cent), Mexico (3.3 per cent), Japan (2.9 per cent) and Canada (2.3 per cent).

Overall, China was the main destination for fresh Chilean fruit, accounting for 42.5 per cent of shipments, 8.2 per cent more than in the same period last year. ...See more from Fruitnet here.

6-Avocado top importers from China visits Queensland Australia

Avocado gain a increasing attraction in China due to its rich nutrition value.  According to medicalnews, Avocados are a source of vitamins C, E, K, and B6, as well as... magnesium, and potassium.

Chinese fruit importers, specialized in importing avocado to China , got eye on avocado for a quite long while, even take the long journey, go extra-miles to reach best avocado far away from China. Look at this recent reporting from Avocado.Org.Au

Riverking, a prominent Chinese avocado importer, is set to take part in a trade visit to Queensland from 25 to 26 June. Riverking's avocado procurement leaders will visit some of Queensland's leading avocado growers, packers and exporters located in and around Bundaberg. Some of the visits planned will be to Simpson Farms, Costa Group and Donovan Avocados...

Riverking are an innovative fruit importer and last year they completed their build of new avocado ripening facilities in Shanghai to support the accelerating growth of avocados in China. China has just surpassed Japan as the largest avocado importer in Asia.

Avocados Australia's CEO, John Tyas, sees this as a special opportunity to show the industry as leading providers of quality avocados demonstrating a commitment to best practices and service delivery.

"Avocados Australia has made it a priority to increase Australian avocado exports and I believe this visit by Riverking paves the way for further engagement with our key Chinese stakeholders,"

He said. "Avocados Australia is building a strong and enduring relationship with Riverking. We met with Riverking's President and executive team at their Shanghai Head Quarters in 2023 and they attended a special Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony between Avocados Australia and the China Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association in the same year."...See more from Avocado.Org.Au here.

Avocado China Imports

Overall, China is expanding its fruit imports due to lighten China market entry conditions. over special focus on exporting fruits to China, one key trend in the Chinese market is the increasing demand for organic and sustainable agricultural products. With growing concerns about food safety and environmental sustainability, Chinese consumers are willing to pay a premium for products that are produced using environmentally-friendly practices

This presents a great opportunity for suppliers who can offer organic and sustainably-produced agricultural products. China takes nascent steps regarding sourcing sustainable farm products. With a population of over 1.4 billion people and a rapidly expanding middle class, the demand for high-quality sustainable farm products in agricultural sector in China is on the rise. This presents a unique opportunity for sustainable farm products suppliers to tap into this lucrative market and expand their business.

Finding Fruit Buyers & Partners in China

7- How to finding fruit buyers and partners in China

Identifying potential buyers and distributors in China. Identifying potential buyers and distributors in China is a crucial step for small and medium-sized agricultural suppliers looking to export their products to this lucrative market. In this subchapter, we will explore some key strategies for finding the right partners in China to help you succeed in your export endeavors.

One of the first steps in identifying potential buyers and distributors in China is to conduct thorough market research. This includes understanding the demand for your products in the Chinese market, as well as identifying key players in your industry. Utilize online resources, trade shows, and industry associations to gather information on potential partners and competitors in China.

Once you have a better understanding of the market landscape, it's important to reach out to potential buyers and distributors directly. This can be done through trade shows, industry events, or by leveraging your existing network of contacts in China. Building relationships with key players in the industry is essential for gaining traction in the Chinese market.

When approaching potential buyers and distributors in China, it's important to be mindful of cultural differences and business practices. Chinese business culture values personal relationships and trust, so taking the time to build rapport with potential partners is key. Additionally, be prepared to negotiate and be flexible in your approach to business dealings in China.

In conclusion, identifying potential buyers and distributors in China requires a strategic approach and a willingness to adapt to the unique business environment in this market. By conducting thorough market research, reaching out to potential partners directly, and building strong relationships, small and medium-sized agricultural suppliers can position themselves for success in exporting to China. With the right partners in place, the opportunities for growth and expansion in the Chinese market are limitless.

Direct contacting with professional fruit importers from China for fruit suppliers, local fruit famers, fruit imports/exports are rather important, it is the first crucial step your fruits enter China market. For fruit exporters around the global attempt to seek the market opportunities in China, find Chinese importers here, the List of Chinese Importers for Fresh Fruit of Suppliers is also available upon request.

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