The first shipment of Chilean cherries were unloaded at the Nansha Port of Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, on December 22. Chilean cherries, blueberries and plums have returned to the Chinese market, thanks to a complex and synchronized logistics operation on both sides.
The latest cherry season has surpassed expectations, and industry players said Chilean cherries have become a must for Chinese New Year celebrations. The fruit's harvest coincides with Spring Festival, so it creates almost perfect trade conditions.
Data from the Chilean Fruit Exporters Association, or ASOEX, showed that 364,427 metric tons of cherries had been exported to China during the current season as of Jan 31, a 17 percent surge compared to the 2021-22 season.