China: Summary of fresh fruit import and export in January 2018

Fresh fruit import
China imported 483 thousand tons of fresh fruit in January, 2018. That is an increase of 8% compared with the same period in the previous year. The import value was 950 million USD, which is an increase of 31% compared with the same period in the previous year. The three destination countries with the highest import value are Chile (580 USD, an increase of 69% compared with the same period in the previous year), Vietnam (87.41 million USD, an increase of 1% compared with the same period in the previous year), and Thailand (65.11 million USD, a decrease of 27% compared with the same period in the previous year).

The three kinds of fruit with the highest import value in January, 2018, were fresh cherries (import value of 550 million USD, an increase of 70% compared with the same period in the previous year; import volume of 81 thousand tons, an increase of 89% compared with the same period in the previous year), fresh longan (import value of 70 million USD, a decrease of 41% compared with the same period in the previous year; import volume of 93 thousand tons, a decrease of 32% compared with the same period in the previous year), and bananas (import value of 50 million USD, an increase of 38% compared with the same period in the previous year; import volume of 89 thousand tons, an increase of 26% compared with the same period in the previous year).

Fresh fruit export
China exported 329 thousand tons of fresh fruit in January, 2018. This is a decrease of 19% compared with the same period in the previous year. The export value was 460 million USD, which is a decrease of 9% compared with the same period in the previous year. The three export destinations with the highest export value were Malaysia (88.82 million USD, an increase of 48% compared with the same period in the previous year), Thailand (82.42 million USD, a decrease of 30% compared with the same period in the previous year), and Vietnam (72.24 million USD, a decrease of 4% compared with the same period in the previous year).

The three kinds of fruit with the highest export value in January, 2018, were citrus fruit (export value of 170 million USD, a decrease of 6% compared with the same period in the previous year; export volume of 112 thousand tons, a decrease of 4% compared with the same period in the previous year), fresh apples (export value of 120 million USD, a decrease of 20% compared with the same period in the previous year; export value of 110 thousand tons, a decrease of 31% compared with the same period in the previous year), and fresh pears (export value of 40 million USD, which is the same as in the same period in the previous year; export volume of 38 thousand tons, which is a decrease of 16% compared with the same period in the previous year).

Source: China Customs Data

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