Shenzhen, a southeast China metropolis that borders Hong Kong, imported the largest amount of fruit nationwide in 2017 with a share of over 40 percent. The Shenzhen port imported 1.08 million tonnes of fruit last year, an annual increase of 5.68 percent, Shenzhen Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau said Thursday…Full Article: Xinhua Feb 2018

Key Point

  • In 2017, Chile, Thailand, and the USA accounted for 71.6% (by value) of Shenzhen’s fresh fruit import shipments. In particular, Shenzhen imported 180,000 MTs of durian from Thailand, 162,300 MTs of grapes from the USA, and 59,900 MTs of cherries from Chile.

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  • Situated close to Hong Kong and Shenzhen, the Guangzhou Jiangnan Vegetable & Fruit Wholesale Market (founded in 1994) is one of mainland China’s largest fresh fruit wholesale markets. In 2007, the wholesale market accounted for 80% of mainland China’s fruit imports.

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