China's exports of fresh fruits and vegetables to Mongolia saw a steady growth in the first quarter of this year, according to customs figures. The goods passed through Erenhot, the largest land port on the border between China and Mongolia. Over 26,000 tons of fruits and vegetables were exported via the port during the period, registering an increase of 25.1 percent year on year. The total export value hit 5.36 million U.S. dollars, an increase of 33.6 percent over the same period last year.
The land port of Erenhot in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region is 714 km away from the Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator. More than 80 percent of fresh fruits and vegetables in the Mongolian market are Chinese exports supplied via Erenhot. Chinese trade firms send fresh goods in refrigerated trucks to the customs, where the freight is reloaded onto trains to travel to Mongolia.