The Association of Exporters of Chile AG (ASOEX), together with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG), celebrated the first import of Chinese pears to Chile with a colorful ceremony on Friday morning at the Jumbo supermarket in Santiago…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Dec 2017

Key Point

  • Chile imported two containers of Chinese pears including Crown (light green) pears, Hosui (orange) pear, and Ya (yellow) pears.

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  • Crown pear (皇冠梨) is produced in Anhui Province, eastern China. Ya Pear (鸭梨), aka Chinese white pear, is produced in northern China.
  • In 2013, China produced 17.3 million MTs of pears. The top producers were Hebei at 4.45 million MTs (~26% of total output) and Liaoning at 1.6 million MTs (~10%). Sichuan accounted for 962,939 MTs or 6% of China’s total pear output.

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