Chinese Imports of Burmese Watermelons, Mangos, and Muskmelons Remain Strong

A worker selects fruit for customer at the Thiri Mingalar wholesale market in Yangon, Myanmar, Sept. 6, 2017. About 95 percent of Myanmar’s fruit export has gone to China during the current fiscal year, making the country Myanmar’s main agricultural export market, official media reported Tuesday [5 September 2017]…Full Article: The Global Times Sept 2017

New Zealand’s Zespri Tracks Down Grower Who Illegally Distributed Kiwifruit Varieties in China

The New Zealand kiwifruit grower has been found who allegedly distributed Zespri’s SunGold and Gold9 varieties to Chinese growers in breach of the company’s plant variety rights. Action had been taken against the Zespri grower and shareholder, Zespri chief operating officer Simon Limmer said at the company’s annual meeting in Tauranga…Full Article: Stuff.co.nz Aug 2017

Costa Rican Pineapples Look to Compete with the Philippines and Taiwan in the Mainland

Costa Rican pineapples are now available on Chinese e-commerce platforms as well as big retail outlets after the Central American country received official permission in May. After 25 days en-route, the first shipment of pineapples arrived in Shanghai in June, making Costa Rica, the largest producer and exporter of pineapples in the world, Chinese mainland’s

China’s National Fruit: A Market Snapshot of Kiwifruit

Overview China accounts for just over half of the world’s kiwifruit output, with the bulk of production occurring in the southern counties of Shaanxi Province. New Zealand and Chile dominate China’s kiwifruit import market, with nearly all supply entering via the port cities of Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Tianjin. Since 2013, New Zealand supply

Egyptian Grapes to Be Exported to China

The Egyptian authorities said on Thursday [13 July 2017] that China has agreed to import grapes from Egypt after two years of intense negotiations. The announcement was made by the Egyptian Agriculture Export Council in a press release…Full Article: China Daily July 2017 Key Point Trade negotiations are ongoing for other Egyptian agricultural goods. ChinaAg

Chinese Demand for Burmese, Thai, and Vietnamese Fruits Grows

China’s fruit imports have been growing rapidly in the past few years, thanks partly to the nation’s growing middle class population and the emergence of a new generation of consumers willing to spend more on healthy food, and the trend has huge economic implications for China’s fruit-exporting neighbors, experts said. The comments came after the