China has finally sealed a fresh onion export deal with New Zealand after 10 years of negotiations, an official statement said Wednesday [19 July 2017]. A sanitary agreement was signed at the beginning of this year, paving the way for Chinese onion exports entering the New Zealand market, according to the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China (AQSIQ)…Full Article: July 2017

Key Point

  • China annually harvests approximately 20 million MTs of onions (global leader) and exports 3.5% of its domestic production.

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  • From 2015 to 2016, Chinese onion exports decreased from 860,249 MTs to 692,821 MTs. The top buyers of Chinese onions were Japan, Vietnam, South Korea, and Malaysia. Over the same time period, Chinese onion imports increased from 7,807 MTs to 20,396 MTs. India, New Zealand, and the USA were the top suppliers of onions to China.

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