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New Chinese honey pomelo export season on schedule

The export season of honey pomelos from Fujian is set for mid to late August despite changing weather conditions in the production areas earlier this season, which has had a certain impact on production and growth, as well as the recent drought and high temperatures. Zhou, Manager of Xiamen 4 Seasons Import & Export Co., Ltd., a specialised honey pomelo exporter, talked about the market this season.

"White pomelo is a category traditionally exported from Fujian. Since a few years ago, red pomelo began to gain popularity in the overseas markets and many growers switched to this variety or other varieties seeking higher profits. As a result, the planted area of ​​white pomelos has been decreasing year by year. In addition, due to weather conditions, the fruit set rate is slightly lower this season. In general, the production of white pomelos in Fujian is slightly lower this year while that of red pomelos is roughly the same as in previous years.”

Europe, North America, and the Middle East are major overseas markets for Xiamen 4 Seasons Import & Export Co., Ltd. "We are currently in contact with overseas customers. However, due to Covid-19, volatile market demand, and other factors, overseas importers are more cautious in purchasing and it is too early to predict demand and prices."

“Over the past two years, with more and more Chinese companies getting involved in honey pomelo export, market competition has become ever so fierce,” Zhou said. "In this current climate, we utilise our advantage of having our own processing plants and offer custom-made packaging based on our customers’ needs. In addition, as more and more overseas customers are paying more attention to accreditations, on top of making higher demands for quality and prices, we have applied for various certifications such as social responsibility certifications to showcase our sense of responsibility as an exporter."

More Information:

Contact: Grace/ Nicole
Company: Xiamen 4 Seasons Import & Export Co., Ltd.
Tel.: +86 0592-5838206

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