Shanghai’s imported fruit amount reaches a record high
According to a data released by Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau on Jan 10, the fruit imported by Shanghai in 2017 has reached one million ton, largest amount in record.
The total value of the imported fruit has increased to 1.3 billion dollars, an increase of 30 percent compared to 2016. The origins of the fruit are Philippines, Vietnam, Chile, New Zealand, the United States, and other 33 countries. The fruits are rich in categories including bananas, dragon fruits, grapes, oranges, cherries and kiwi fruits.
As the living standard of Chinese people increases, more and more people prefer to buy expensive fruits, such as avocados, in order to keep healthy. The value of the imported avocado in 2017 alone exceeded 50 million dollars because of the expanding need.
China is now furthering the open-up and promoting free trade with foreign countries and hoping that in the future more types of fruits will be imported into China.
Fruit imported from Philippine. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]