Jul. 15 – The statistics shows in April 2019, vegetable imports to China had amounted to approximately 204.22 million U.S. dollars. In 2018, China imported around 4.86 million tons of fruit, value of USD 6.95 billion. At this moment, Polish apples are popular in China, and the import volume has increased year by year.
Popular Polish Apples in China
Chinese consumers increase demand for imported quality fruit. The China import volume of fruits has rapidly increased in recent years. Although the competition is strong, and the fruit markets in first- and second-tier cities all across China are gradually becoming saturated. However, the level of consumption in second- and third-tier cities in China is on the rise as disposable income grows. This development also results in growing demand for top-quality fruits such as imported fruits. It is for this reason that imported polish apples growing popular in China. In 2018, due to weather conditions, the overall apple production in China dropped, and the supply shortage drove the market price up sharply. In the same year, Polish apples had a bumper harvest. The overall apples production and quality were both good, bringing in high value for money and creating a good opportunity to import Polish apples. Last year, Henry Wang’s company imported 34 containers of apples from Poland. As the Chinese market gradually expands, consumer demand is growing strongly, and the company plans to import 150 containers this year,” Henry introduced. “Polish Ligols and Red Jonaprinces are delicious crispy apples, they are sweet and juicy, exactly the types of apple that Chinese consumers love. After the crop is harvested, it is generally stored in ULO controlled atmosphere, guaranteeing high quality even after long storage and transportation.” Regarding the price, Henry said, “As there are currently few companies in the market that import apples from Poland, our sales price was quite high last season.”
Fresh Fruit China Import Data
China imported 483 thousand tons of fresh fruit in January, 2018. That is an increase of 8% compared with the same period in the previous year. The import value was 950 million USD, which is an increase of 31% compared with the same period in the previous year. The three destination countries with the highest import value are Chile (580 USD, an increase of 69% compared with the same period in the previous year), Vietnam (87.41 million USD, an increase of 1% compared with the same period in the previous year), and Thailand (65.11 million USD, a decrease of 27% compared with the same period in the previous year). The three kinds of fruit with the highest import value in January, 2018, were fresh cherries (import value of 550 million USD, an increase of 70% compared with the same period in the previous year; import volume of 81 thousand tons, an increase of 89% compared with the same period in the previous year), fresh longan (import value of 70 million USD, a decrease of 41% compared with the same period in the previous year; import volume of 93 thousand tons, a decrease of 32% compared with the same period in the previous year), and bananas (import value of 50 million USD, an increase of 38% compared with the same period in the previous year; import volume of 89 thousand tons, an increase of 26% compared with the same period in the previous year).
China is a Great Potential Market for European Fruits & Vegetables
China is a growing market for European fruits and vegetables. Since 2010, exports have grown steadily, reaching 15,000 tons in 2013 and 25,000 tons in 2014; with 2015 as the lowest point, while remaining at 22,746 tons. This upward trend has continued over the last two years: in 2016, exports increased by more than 60% in volume (37 000 tons) and by almost 50% in value compared to 2015. France is one of the countries which developed their exports to this destination. According to Interfel – the French inter-branch of fresh fruits and vegetables. Products from EU Member States which can already be exported to China are, for example, citrus fruit, plums and peaches from Spain, kiwis from France, Greece and Italy for the authorized produce, pears from Belgium and the Netherlands, apples from France and Poland and citrus fruits from Cyprus. Today, China market for European fruits and vegetables is raising, the further growing potential exists. Especially the current Chinese agricultural sector provides opportunities for European fruits and vegetables go to China. To discover China market opportunities, to gain competitive intelligence about key Chinese importers for edible fruits, vegetables and certain roots and tubers; edible fruit & nuts; peel of citrus fruits or melons, the List of Chinese Importers for Fruits & Vegetables is available upon request, please contact with DCCC, or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org