China’s apple and grape imports see decline

Fresh Apple
Published Dec 5, 2023

Tridge summary

China's imports of apples and grapes are predicted to decrease in the 2023/24 season due to improved quality and an extended supply season for domestically produced grapes. However, improved relations with Australia could result in increased grape imports. Imports of apples are also expected to fall due to supply constraints in New Zealand and South Africa, but China's apple production is forecasted to increase. Pear imports and exports are projected to rise, with a growing interest in soft textured western pear varieties.
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Original content

China: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual report recently released by the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA) forecasts imports of apples and grapes will decrease in the 2023/24 season. China’s imports of table grapes have been falling since MY 2019/20 (June-May) and the USDA expects numbers to decline by more than 30 per cent in MY 2023/24. The report attributes this significant drop to improved quality and an extended supply season for domestically produced grapes. According to the USDA report, Chinese consumers still display strong demand for grape varieties from Southern Hemisphere countries during the off-season to local production, but some have switched their purchases of imported grapes to domestic counterparts. Chinese growers have adopted more production facilities and technology, protecting crops against poor weather conditions, and improving fruit quality. As a result, the USDA expects China’s table grape production to continue to increase ...
Source: Fruitnet
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