China sharply reduced imports and increased exports of apples


China sharply reduced imports and increased exports of apples

09/10/2020

Apple exports from China increased by 28% to 463 thousand tons, and the Philippines became the main buyers of Chinese apples

In the first seven months of 2020, China sharply reduced imports and sharply increased exports of fresh apples, according to EastFruit analysts.

In January – July 2020, apple imports to China decreased by 41% compared to the same period in 2019 to 55 thousand tons, but still it was higher than in 2018. The main suppliers of apples to China were New Zealand, Chile, the USA and South Africa, which almost completely covered China’s needs for apple imports. Relatively small amounts were also imported from France, Australia and Poland. The sharpest decline in apple imports from Chile – more than one and a half times compared to 2019.

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The export of apples from China increased over the specified period by 28% to 463 thousand tons, and the Philippines became the main buyers of Chinese apples, which increased imports by 2.3 times. Top buyers also included Bangladesh, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Nepal, Hong Kong and Singapore.

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Generally speaking, in the first 7 months of 2020, China supplied wholesale apple consignments to 52 countries of the world, trying to find a replacement for the Russian market. By the way, according to trade sources, the Chinese apple still entered the Russian market, but in much smaller volumes in transit through third countries. Attention is drawn to the growth in apple imports from China to Uzbekistan from almost zero to 6 thousand tons, as well as an almost threefold increase in shipments to Kyrgyzstan compared to 2019.

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