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China Imported Over 100 Million Dollars of Avocados in 2017

February 05, 2018
Tim

Chinanews.com reported that 40 cases (220kg) of New Zealand’s avocados landed in Shanghai Pudong Airport on February 2nd . This is the first shipment since China’s giving permission to import for New Zealand’s avocados was announced in January. Once the inspection and quarantine process is completed, these products would be available in the market.

To fill the shortage of supply, China has relaxed its control on the importation of certain fruits. Since 2005, China has given permission to import for avocados from Mexico, Chile, and Peru. New Zealand is the latest addition while discussions on the supply of the US’s and Israel’s avocados to the country are being undertaken.

According to reports, China imported only 31.8 tons of avocados in 2011. This figure has increased to 32,100 tons, worth more than USD100 million, by 2017. Chile garnered the largest share of China’s import of avocados in volume terms, at 16,700 tons, registering an increase of 44% versus 2016. Mexico was second, with 8,800 tons, 12% lower than year ago, while Peru stood at third place, with 6,700 tons, showing an 86% increase.

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