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China: New season Chilean cherries arrive in Shanghai

Fruit sales are still dominated by cherries and, in particular, Chilean cherries. Last week, the Chilean Cherry Association and the Chilean Consulate General in Shanghai and the Jiaxing Fruit Market held a Chilean cherries launch conference at the Jiaxing Haiguangxing Boutique Fruit Market, marking the the beginning of the sales and consumption peaks of Chilean cherries in the new season.

China is the largest export market for Chilean cherries, with exports accounting for 90% of its total production. Although Chile and China are a long way from each other, in order to satisfy Chinese consumers, Chilean cherries can now be delivered to China within 24 hours. Recent hail storms in Chile, coupled with an increase in rain this year, has led to a 10.8% reduction in Chilean cherries compared to the same period last year. The Chilean production areas suffered a reduction in production, and the price naturally rose.

According to, the wholesale price of a box of Chilean cherries (10 jin) is between 350 yuan and 450 yuan according to its quality, up 10% over the same period last year. Some merchants said that the Chilean cherries currently on the market are large and firm. The sweetness is high, and the quality of the fruit is not greatly affected.

At the beginning of the new year, on January 10, Chilean cherries will challenge the Guinness World Record for the longest fruit queue in Shanghai. According to industry insiders, the price of Chilean cherries is expected to rise this year, especially near the Chinese New Year. The increase is likely to reach 20%.

Source: Guangming Network / Network / iFresh Asian Fruit Association

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