Chinese fruit imports have fallen considerably during the first half of 2020, decreasing by 28% compared to the same period of the previous year and totaling $ 4.44 billion, according to data published by the Fresh Fruit Peru website. 82 million dollars of this value (1.8%) correspond to fruit imports from Peru, which have registered a drastic fall of 56.4%. The contraction in Peruvian shipments caused the country to drop one position (to 9th place) in the ranking of Chinese suppliers, being displaced by Egypt.
Chinese fruit imports at a global level showed a negative performance in the first half of the year, but Peruvian shipments to that destination had a much more negative behavior than the rest of their suppliers.
The most outstanding Peruvian products imported by China were grapes (32% share), avocados (30%), and mandarins (19%).
The main buyers between January and June were Zhejiang Oheng Import & Export Co. Ltd., with a 32% stake, and Shanghai Hui Zhan International Co. Ltd., with 18%.
Fruit for Europe
Shipments to Europe also contracted in the first half of the year, although at a much lower rate. Exports to this market fell by 6%, less than the average fall, amounting to 1.291 billion dollars.
During this semester, Peru rose two places in the supplier ranking, surpassing Ecuador and Vietnam, and ranking 13th.