Chinese consumers are developing a taste for avocados and officials in Mexico, the world’s largest producer, said China is a market ripe for growth-as Mexico may be facing possible policy changes by the Trump administration that could affect avocado trade with the United States…Full Article: China Daily Apr 2017

Key Point

  • During the 2015 to 2016 season, according to a Mexican representative of the Association of Producers, Exporters and Packers of Avocados, Mexico exported approximately 11,000 MTs of avocadoes to China. The bulk of these avocadoes were shipped via sea freight to the port cities of Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.

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  • In July 2016, Peru exported its first shipment (20 MTs) of avocadoes to Shenzhen.
  • In May 2016, China and Peru signed a phytosanitary agreement that permitted Peruvian avocado exports to China.
  • 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.

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