“From July, onions from all over China have gradually entered the market. This year, the total Gansu production has not changed much. Currently, the net selling price for Gansu onions in China is 820 [~USD 127] per ton. Compared to last year’s 260 [~USD 38] yuan, it has more than doubled…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Oct 2017

Key Point

  • Gansu Province produces onions on approximately 23,000 hectares of farmland, with its harvest season generally running from August to January.

ChinaAg Comments

  • China annually harvests approximately 20 million MTs of onions (global leader) and exports 3.5% of its domestic production.
  • In July 2017, after ten years of negotiations, China signed an onion export agreement with New Zealand.
  • 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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