Vietnam’s Mekong Delta farmers have benefited greatly from export of grapefruits to China, according to local traders. Green-skin grapefruits from Vietnam’s southern Mekong Delta have been in great demand in Chinese market, Dam Van Hung, a fruit trader in the southern Ben Tre province, said, quoted in a local newspaper — Sai Gon Giai Phong on Wednesday [29 March 2017]…Full Article: ECNS.cn Mar 2017

Key Point

  • Vietnamese ‘No. 1’ green-skin grapefruit is sold to China [FOB price] for US$2.44 per kg. In general, Chinese demand for green skin grapefruit is high.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In 2016, Bến Tre Province, southern Vietnam, cultivated green-skin grapefruit (as also sold as pomelos) on approximately 5,500 ha of land.
  • During the 2014/2015 harvest season, China was expected to harvest 3.9 million MTs of grapefruit/pomelos. In China, grapefruit/pomelo production primarily takes place in Fujian province.
  • In 2012, China produced 3.8 million MTs of grapefruit/pomelos.

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