5th Chile Week takes place in Shanghai

Chile’s food exports to China totaled $2.4 billion in 2018, an increase of 48.8% compared to 2017, with fruit exports accounting for $1.4 billion, a hundredfold increase compared to 2006. In terms of exports, Chile has become China’s largest supplier of fresh fruit; in 2018, 20% of the fresh fruit imported by China was from Chile.

Recently, the opening ceremony of the 5th Chile Week (Shanghai) took place in Kunlun Hotel in Jing’an District, Shanghai. The Week lasted for 6 days, from August 29th to September 3rd. The Chile Food Market, the first event under this framework, had launched an opening ceremony before the official opening of the Week.

After Chile and China signed a cooperation agreement on the Belt and Road Initiative last year, more companies in China have turned their eyes to Chile, and the demand for Chile-related economic development information has also increased significantly. From 2016 to 2018, China’s investment in Chile has grown more than fivefold.

Source: iFresh Asian Fruit Club

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