The outbreak of Covid-19 had a significant impact on the Chinese market in the first half of this year, and although the pandemic has largely been brought under control in China, the effects are still visible in many overseas markets. Chinese fruit export therefore faces many challenges this year, such as distribution, labor, and quarantine policies. In addition to sales difficulties in the domestic market, Chinese exporters now also face problems in the international market.
Under these circumstances, the export of Chinese pears is relatively smooth compared to other export fruits. Individual exporters compete with a large variety of Chinese pears in the international market, and destination countries often also produce their own pears. However, the production volumes in other countries are much smaller than the overall production volume of Chinese pears, so that other countries do not present much competition.
"But the situation is completely different for Chinese apples. There are many countries around the world where apples are produced, and the harvest seasons in the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere neatly alternate, so that there is always sufficient supply on the international apple market. Australia produces many apple varieties, and their product quality is quite high. South Africa, Ukraine, and China also produce apples of good quality, and their prices are low. In addition, countries in South America, North America, and Europe also produce apples. Importers and consumers all have a lot of options to choose from. Under these circumstances, Chinese apples face intense competition." This is according to Mr. Wang Feng of Jinan Haoyuan Agricultural Products Co., Ltd.
"Our company mainly exports apples to the Southeast Asian market, but we also export small volumes to other markets. We mostly export Red Fuji apples, but we also have other varieties such as the new Blush Red Gala apple, Granny Smith apple, Red Delicious apple, and the Imperial Crown apple. There is currently a huge volume of apples in storage, which means that the price of apples from storage in production areas is much lower than last year. The price started out high, but quickly dropped. Furthermore, the season of apples from storage is coming to an end. While the price of pears is quite high, the price of apples remains low. Perhaps there is some room for the apple price to rise, but it is too early to tell."
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