Thailand set to export over half a million tons of fruit to China in 2022

This week, Thailand’s Commerce Ministry has unveiled a plan to export 530,000 tons of fresh fruit to China this year. To achieve this, exports will be carried out via sea, land and air. Last year, Thailand exported 52 per cent of fruits by sea, 48 per cent by land and less than 1 per cent by air.

Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said the Ministry would focus on exporting fresh fruit by sea as four Chinese border checkpoints –Mohan, Youyiguan, Dongxing and Pingxiang– were closed off and on due to the Covid-19 situation there and the country's zero-Covid policy.

He explained that 390,000 tons, or 83 per cent, would be exported by sea via five shipping lines – Cosco, SITC, Yang Ming, Maersk and Wanhai – to six Chinese ports, namely Shekou (26.5%), Nansha (20%), Hong Kong (20%), Zhanjian (13.5%), Xinzhou (13.5%) and Xiamen (6.5%).

In the first quarter of 2022, Thailand exported 754,027 tons of fruit. The exports included 225,159 tons of fresh fruit, 213,578 tons of processed and canned fruit, 180,254 tons of dried fruit and 9,620 tons of frozen fruit.


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