Special Asia

"Chinese market supply of bananas exceeds demand, but there are not enough top-quality bananas"

Last year many imported bananas were reasonably priced but found no market. After a long period of chaos, the Chinese banana market finally began to stabilize in February. The current market supply volume is stable and the price is rising. Mr. Xia Zuxiang, board member of Shanghai Sofia International…

Chinese farmers planted less garlic, but there is still plenty of garlic in storage

Overseas market demand for garlic declined because of the increasing shipping cost and the appreciation of the Chinese yuan. The Chinese garlic market is currently stable and there are only a few small price fluctuations. Mr. Zhang of Jining Greenstream Fruit and Vegetables Co., Ltd. recently talked…

Malaysia and Argentina emerge as new markets for the Indian mango

After a difficult season last year, mango growers in India are looking at higher exports this year. Malaysia and Argentina have emerged as the new markets for the Indian mango…

SancoPack steering over 100 containers of mangoes in 2021 preserved by LytoFresh™

Lytone Enterprise, Inc. announced a partnership with SancoPack, a company providing solutions for growers and exporters of fresh produce from Vietnam for over 20 years. As part of the exclusive partnership, SancoPack introduced Lytone’s up-to-date LytoFresh™ technology, including AnsiP, KaDoZan, and…

New appreciation for Kyoto’s heirloom vegetables

Vegetables unique to the Kyoto area are often called Kyo-yasai. One factor that makes Kyo-yasai unique is their size. They are usually quite large. Many are much larger than…

Market price goes up by 20%

Malaysian durian production volume declined

This season the production volume of Malaysian durian showed a significant decline. On top of that the cost price of transport is extraordinarily high because of the pandemic. That is why the export of Malaysian durian is under pressure. Manager He, spokesperson for New Leaf Plantation Berhad, recently…

Japan Export Trade Organization arranges food exhibition in Hong Kong to stimulate Japanese export

The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Hong Kong office recently announced that they will organize a food exhibition and online trade summit in Hong Kong, the main export market for Japanese export of agricultural, forestry, and aquatic products. The exhibition will showcase products from the…

A challenging season for Chilean grapes and plums

In the past few days, the movements in Guangzhou Jiangnan wholesale market import fruit section gradually recovered from the "cherry crisis" but still moves very slow. The last batch of cherry containers arriving gives pressure to the market again. A Chilean fruit exporter at Guangzhou Jiangnan wholesale…

Qingdao Port opens new international routes

On January 19, Qingdao Port of Shandong Port Group has opened three new international sea routes, bringing the number of the company’s container routes to 305. The new routes…

Vietnam: First dragon fruit shipped to China in new Lunar Year

Approximately 190 tons of dragon fruits were shipped to China through Kim Thanh II International Border Gate on February 12, the first day of the lunar New Year. The Lao Cai…

Taiwanese markets busy for Lunar New Year

As the Lunar New Year approaches the wet markets in Taiwan are bustling with activity as people shop for supplies for the celebrations. Taiwan didn’t really have strict lockdown measures last year and even now when a Covid case is discovered anyone who has been in contact with the person is asked to come…

Production volume of Chilean plums suffers from continuous rainfall

Chinese import of Chilean plums remains stable

Chile is the largest exporter of plums in the world and exports plums to more than 70 countries in the world, including countries in Europe and Asia. Chile has a strong competitive position in the international plum market. First, Chile has a huge surface area and plum orchards are widely distributed.…

High domestic demand for Vietnamese pomelo leads to export pressure

Last season, Vietnamese pomelo production reduced significantly due to unfavorable weather conditions. The fruit had been in high demand  since last September but, as the Vietnamese New Year is coming soon, pomelos, especially the Hồ Lô” pomelo, are selling very fast and there is a product shortage in the…

Indian "100% sustainably grown" label for grapes introduced

The MGE & Mr Quality Indian grape brands have introduced a quality label “100% sustainably grown” for taking the lead in sustainability in the wake of COVID-19, explores a very different world to the one we looked at a year ago. Mr Shaik collected the Consumer Insights after COVID-19 and summarized. The…

"FYK" mango ripening stimulant turns cardboard box into ripening room

The mango season is currently in full swing in Brazil, Peru, and Australia. And the Mexican mango season also started in January. Although the price of mangoes in European markets is high, market demand still exceeds supply. Considering the shortage of mangoes in the European and north American markets,…

“Rain had no impact on harvesting of Indian grapes”

The Indian grape season is underway and volumes are ramping up as time goes on. The unseasonal rains in Maharashtra did affect supply for a small period of time, but overall the rain did not have an impact on getting the fruit harvested. Demand is strong and as South Africa and Chile drop their supply,…

Exports of premium Taiwanese dates to Japan hitting new high

Dates are currently been harvested in Tainan, Taiwan. As a result of the local authorities’ efforts in exploring export opportunities, the products successfully entered the Japanese market thanks to their excellent quality, and this year, the export volume to Japan may reach a new high. This year’s crop…

Malaysia expands their share of the Chinese durian market

Cheap Thai durian flood the Chinese market

Most of the durian currently available in the Chinese market are either frozen durian from Malaysia or fresh durian from Thailand. Durian do not stay fresh for very long. They generally stay fresh for around 10 days. Malaysian durian, however, are frozen with liquid nitrogen technology that preserves 97%…

Hainan longans stay fresher than imported Thai longan

Fresh longans easily spoil after they are harvested. They quickly develop enzymes that turn the fruit brown. In order to keep the fruit fresh and extend its shelf life, they are treated with sulfur smoke. This technique is applied to large volumes of Thai longan imported to the Chinese market. The…

FreshPlaza February Special - Asia

FreshPlaza will be will be highlighting Asia in our February special. Are you an importer of fruit, vegetables or services from Asia or do you export from there to destinations around the world? We would love to hear from you for our January special section. You can send us some information or we can…


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