Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province is set to host the First International Apple Symposium on Monday [10 October 2016] as the region aims to produce one-seventh of the world’s apples by the end of this year. According to a press conference in Beijing on Sunday, the symposium will be held from Monday to October 16 in the cities of Yangling and Yan’an, Shaanxi Province…Full Article: The Global Times Oct 2016

Key Points

  • By the end 2016, according to Shaanxi’s Agriculture Department, the province hopes have 733,333 ha of apple plantations/orchards, increasing its apple output to 11 million MTs.
  • From January to June 2016, Shaanxi exported approximately 510,000 MTs of apples.

ChinaAg Comment

  • In 2013, China produced 39.6 million MTs of apples, of which, Shaanxi produced 9.4 million MTs or 24% of the country’s total output. The next largest produces were Shandong Province at 9.3 million MTs or 23% of total output, and Henan Province at 4.4 million MTs or 11% of output.

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