The trading post in Shenzhen currently is the first choice as a port of entry for Chilean cherries. According to statistics from the customs in Shenzhen city (Guangdong province), from November 2016 to March 2017, domestic imports of Chilean cherries reached a new record of 75600 tons. This is 25% more than last year…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Apr 2017

Key Point

  • From November 2016 to March 2017, Shenzhen imported 61,000 MTs (~80% of all imports) of Chilean cherries. Nearby Guangzhou is a major distribution center and sells approximately 90% of China’s imported cherries.

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  • From November 6th to the end of December 2016, 90 air freight flights reportedly transported approximately 10,000 MTs of fruit from Chile to Zhengzhou, Henan Province. In 2016, Chile was expected to export 100,000 MTs of cherries to China. In general, Chile accounts for roughly 98% of China’s blueberry imports and 77% of its cherry imports.
  • From 2009 to 2011, Hong Kong imports of fresh cherries increased from 18,300 MTs to 31,800 MTs. The top cherry suppliers to Hong Kong were Chile, the United States, Canada, Australia, and Argentina. Over the same time period, mainland China imports of fresh cherries increased from 6,184 MTs to 23,773. Chile, the United States, and New Zealand were the top suppliers. Overall (i.e. China, Hong Kong, and Macau), in 2011, Chile had a 68% share of the import market by volume, while the U.S. and Canada had a 26% and 2.8% import market share, respectively. All other suppliers had an import market share of less than one percent in 2011.

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