On July 5th, 20 tonnes of fresh Peru avocados arrived in Shenzhen Dachan Bay port. This is the first time that Shenzhen port imported Peruvian avocados, with a value of 51,500 US dollars…Full Article: Fresh Plaza July 2016

Key Point

  • In May 2016, China and Peru signed a phytosanitary agreement that permitted Peruvian avocado exports to China.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In July 2014, Chilean avocados were granted permission to be exported to mainland China. At the same time, Peru was seeking approval to export avocados (Hass variety) to China.
  • As of 2013, the majority of China’s avocado imports enter via Hong Kong, with mainland China appearing as a market of significance only in 2013. In 2013, Hong Kong imported 2,597 MTs worth of avocadoes (primarily from Peru, USA, Chile, and Mexico), while mainland China imported 1,498 MTs worth of avocadoes (nearly all from Mexico). South Africa is generally a major avocado supplier to Hong Kong, but exports declined in 2013.
  • Based in Shenzhen, Pagoda supermarkets are expanding rapidly in Shanghai and stated that roughly 50% of their fruits are imported from abroad.

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