China is the world’s top fruit and vegetable producer, with vegetable outputs alone totalling 49% of global output. The Chinese market for tropical fruits and vegetables is set to keep on growing at a steady pace in the near future. For least developed country exporters, this market represents both a real challenge and great potential. This report, based on a survey of Chinese importers and retailers of tropical fruits and vegetables, gives exporters from least developed countries an overview of the current Chinese market situation for tropical fruits and vegetables. It focuses on mango, watermelon, guava, pineapple, banana, papaws, lemons and limes, manioc and ginger.
Publication Date: 09 June 2011