China: Shaanxi Province ready for kiwi harvest

Growers from Shaanxi Province -in the northwest of China- are set to harvest 1 million tonnes of kiwis this year, according to sources with the local industry organization. By the end of 2019, China had 290,000 hectares of kiwifruit cultivation area with the annual output amounting to 3 million tonnes.

Data from the Shaanxi Fruit Industry Center shows that the growth rate of the global kiwifruit cultivation area and yield has been increasing by 71.25 percent and 55.58 percent, respectively, in the past decade, surpassing 27 kinds of common fruits such as citrus and apple.

Officials from the Xi'an Customs Authorities show that Shaanxi exported 17,900 tonnes of fresh fruits with a total market value of 136 million yuan (about US$20 million) in the January-June period, up 14.92 percent and 12.14 percent from a year ago, respectively. reported how Wei Yan'an, director of the Shaanxi Fruit Industry Center, has stated that Shaanxi will further explore both domestic and international markets to boost kiwifruit sales.

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