China’s fruit imports have been growing rapidly in the past few years, thanks partly to the nation’s growing middle class population and the emergence of a new generation of consumers willing to spend more on healthy food, and the trend has huge economic implications for China’s fruit-exporting neighbors, experts said. The comments came after the Myanmar Times reported on May 25 that China is buying up almost all of Myanmar’s exported mangoes this year. And some Western media reports in early May said Chinese consumers’ new-found interest in avocados might cause a worldwide supply shortage…Full Article: The Global Times June 2017

Key Points

  • Chinese importers are reportedly paying between CNY 80 to CNY 140 (USD 11.70 to USD 20.60) per 15 kg to 16 kg for Myanmar Sein Talone mangoes.
  • According to the General Manager of Nanning Xinjinhang Logistics, manages 134 heavy trucks that transport goods (incl. fresh fruit) between China and Vietnam.

ChinaAg Comment

  • Myanmar’s Sein Ta Lone mango (aka Diamond Solitaire mango) has a two month harvest season generally ends in June.

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