Cathay Pacific’s recent launch of a direct cargo flight from Guadalajara to Hong Kong has delivered a timely boost to Mexico’s burgeoning berry exports, and new impetus for a range of the country’s other fresh produce export lines. Launched last October, the twice-weekly freighter service departs Guadalajara for Hong Kong each Thursday at 03:55 and Sunday at 05:20…Full Article: Fruitnet Feb 2014

Key point

  • According to the secretary of Aneberries, the association of Mexican berry exporters, mostly blackberries and blueberries have been shipped to Hong Kong

ChinaAg Comment

  • The United States is a major supplier of blueberries to China. From 2006 to 2010, the bulk of these imports were frozen blueberries, with fresh, canned, and dried blueberries taking up only a minority share. However, in 2011 and 2012, the share of frozen blueberry imports (by volume) dropped to 41% and 22%, while fresh blueberries accounted for 35% and 58% of blueberry imports during those years, respectively. Dried blueberries were the third most popular type, with their import share hovering around 21% in 2011 and 2012. The vast majority of U.S. blueberries entered China via Hong Kong.

 

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