Chinese market demand for dried pepper from India is growing

India is one of the largest suppliers of peppers in the world. Everybody knows that the hottest peppers come from India. And the country contains more than 45% of the surface area devoted to pepper plantation in the world. Indian peppers are hotter and contain more red pigment than peppers from other countries. The product quality is excellent. And that is why Indian peppers are so popular around the world. India mainly exports peppers to East Asia, South Asia, North America, the Middle East, and Europe. One of the important export markets for Indian peppers is China.

Chinese market demand recently increased in anticipation of the festive season. The price of dried pepper imported from India continues to rise. The current price is 30% higher than around this time last year. Furthermore, the import of fruit and vegetables is more complicated due to the outbreak of Covid-19. In the end, however, the impact on Indian pepper export to China is limited.

Indian farmers harvest red peppers

"India is one of the most important production areas for Chinese pepper importers. China is also a significant producer of pepper with a huge annual production volume and production areas distributed throughout the country, but Indian pepper still occupies an important share of the Chinese pepper market. This is mainly because Indian pepper is cheaper and hotter than Chinese pepper. The price-quality ratio is excellent." This is according to Mr. Bai of Dalian Farm International Trade Co., Ltd.

Indian peppers

"The Chinese import of Indian peppers entered its peak period in the last few weeks. We expect the import volume to continue growing for several more weeks, and we expect the price to continue rising. We mainly import dried pepper from India and then sell the dried pepper in wholesale markets and to processing factories in first- and second-tier cities throughout China," explained Mr. Bai.

For more information:

Mr. Bai

Dalian Farm International Trade Co., Ltd.

Tel.: +86 188 4087 9071 


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