China continues to reduce apple exports to the Russian Federation, according to the official statistics. Russia imported just 118,000 tons of Chinese apples in the season 2012/13, a decrease of 9% year-on-year…Full-text article: Fresh Plaza July 2013

Key point

  • From 2008/9-2013, Russian imports of Chinese apples fell by 41% (by volume)

ChinaAg Comment

  • Apple production is primarily situated in eastern part of China, with Shaanxi and Shandong provinces producing 9 million MTs (25% of Chinese output) and 8.3 million MTs (23% of Chinese output) in 2011, respectively.

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