Raisin production in China would reach 180,000 tons in 2021/2022 season

Raisin (Dried Grape)
Published Sep 16, 2021

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China's raisin production would reach 180,000 tonnes in the 2021/2022 marketing year, representing an advance of 20% compared to the previous season. This is indicated in the report of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), dependent on the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). This rise would be explained by the reactivation of agricultural activities, paralyzed during the summer of 2020, including the grape harvest, due to the Covid-19 outbreaks in the Xinjiang province.

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This is the largest raisin-producing region in the country. Due to circulation restrictions, a lot of grapes remained unharvested or processed, drastically reducing the production of raisins in the 2020/2021 campaign. To date, the document indicates that China's raisin export market remains weak, due to the uncertainty that persists about the pandemic. Also due to a possible economic slowdown that is occurring in many of the main export markets of that nation. For the 2021/2022 season, the report indicates that raisin imports would add up to 23,000 tons, 5% more than the previous period. This is associated with the recovery of consumption and the food processing sector. "Chinese food and snack processors are likely to increase their purchases in the United States, Chile and Australia as demand for high-end products recovers," the document added. Although the largest supplier would be Uzbekistan, its share would decrease due to the increase in local fruit. The second supplier of ...
Source: Redagricola
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