Citrus Imports into China Down in 2020

25 November 2020

Citrus imports into China fell 27% in the period January to August 2020, according to Statistics presented at the Fruit Logistica Conference by Fresh Intelligence Consulting.

The reason for this is most likely a switch by consumers, facing challenges in the COVID year, to cheaper local fruit over summer such as peaches, nectarines, lychee and melons and also Chinese tropical fruit.

Some of the drop in China imports was supply related. For example, Australia had a significantly lower yield this year, with less Grade 1 fruit available for China.

The table below shows Citrus volumes exported to China in January to August 2020 from selected countries.

Source: Fresh Intelligence Consulting/

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