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Kiwifruit 2017 season underway: first ship set to sail for China

The 2017 New Zealand kiwifruit season is underway with the first ship, the Asian Adonis, set to sail to Shanghai on March 24th with 840,000 trays of premium Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit.

March 29, 2017
China Ginger Export and Production in 2016

China's ginger planting area continued to increase in 2016; the yield decreased slightly, the overall yield increased slightly. It is expected in 2017, the overall production scale will remain stable, and the price will continue to run at low levels.

March 27, 2017
China Tomato Export and Production in 2016

In 2016 tomato acreage increased slightly, yields rose steadily, exports drop steadily, and prices rose. In 2017, tomato acreage will be reduced. Processed products exported will continue to decline, prices will steadily be reduced slightly.

March 26, 2017
Experience Matured with Oranges to Shape Egypt's Grape Exports to China

One of the earliest Egyptian exporters of fresh fruit to China, Daltex has based its strategy on limiting volumes so as to be able to guarantee the quality of the exports. This managed approach of quality over volume seems set to carry over onto table grapes, the next product that Egyptian producers will be able to export to China

March 26, 2017
Damian Kelly
Sweeter Australian Nectarines Coming to China as Season Advances

Australian nectarines have been granted access to the Chinese market since 2016. Divergent voices about this Australian hit product are heard among Chinese traders. In the PMA Fresh Connections held in Shanghai on March 16, Produce Report was fortunate to meet Mr. John Moore, the CEO of Summerfruit Australia Limited, at the scene and inquired about his opinions on several hot topics concerning Australian nectarines and their first-year performance in China.

March 26, 2017
Jing Zang
Joy Wing Mau to Form New Joint Ventures with Capespan and Hortifrut

Joy Wing Mau and Capespan will form a new JV covering many parts of Asia, while a JV with Hortifrut will produce berries in mainland China. JWM has also recently acquired a stake in Shennong Variety Management of New Zealand.

March 24, 2017
Dan Siekman
China Chili Pepper Export and Production in 2016

According to figures released recently by China’s Ministry of Agriculture, 2016 was a difficult growing year for chili pepper producers in China, the world’s largest chili pepper exporter. However, the pain was offset somewhat by a rise in export volumes and export price.

March 23, 2017
China Potato Export and Production in 2016

In 2016, China's planting area increased steadily, the production was steady and the price remained high. It was expected that the production supply capacity of potato was enhanced in 2017, and the price of starch would remain high in the short term.

March 23, 2017
PMA Fresh Connections Successfully Held in China for the Fifth Time

Speeches and panel discussions were successfully organized by PMA in China for industry leaders to meet and develop global business initiatives.

March 21, 2017

PMA Opening

Frutacloud CEO: How Can a New Produce Cover All Channels in China?

In the PMA Fresh Connections held in Shanghai on March 16, George Liu, the CEO of Frutacloud, gave a speech on online and offline marketing strategies in China. In his speech, he especially stressed the need for channel coverage and elaborated on how to maximize that in China for a new product.

March 20, 2017
Jing Zang