South African oranges are not yet selling well in the Chinese market because Egyptian oranges are still available from storage. There is enough market demand for top-quality oranges. Egyptian oranges of well-established brands can sell for around 110-120 yuan [16.00-17.46 USD], while common or poor-quality Egyptian oranges sell for as little as 40-50 yuan [5.82-7.27 USD]. Most oranges from South Africa are Navel oranges. They are quite soft and the flavor is not great, but the overall quality is improving in comparison with the supply from earlier in the season. The supply volume of Australian oranges is still small but continues to grow. The first peak of Australian orange supply is expected in August.
Some orange traders stated that South African and Australian oranges are gradually replacing Egyptian oranges at this point in the season because the product quality of Egyptian oranges is declining. Spanish oranges do not have an obvious advantage in the current market. Their market conditions are not great. The market conditions for South African grapefruit were not great either, but several importers are working hard to improve and develop other markets. The main supply of South African grapefruit already arrived and later in the season the supply volume is expected to decline. The market price is then expected to rise. The price for top-quality South African grapefruit is around 130-140 yuan [18.91-20.37 USD].