Never has data been more critical to shaping our daily business decisions. Asiafruit Congress Statistics Handbook continues to generate a wealth of statistical information to support the dynamic fresh produce industry throughout Asia as it deals with the disruptions of the Covid-19 era.
The pandemic is impacting the global fresh produce trade, with disruptions felt through the supply chain, from labour to logistics, not to mention the inability or international traders to meet face-to-face. It’s no surprise that trade in most countries has decreased in 2020.
Our trade lanes map (see p14-15) highlights that intra-regional trade, the core of Asia’s fruit trade landscape, has increased and offset declines in imports from more distant suppliers. However, the global fresh produce trade will no doubt bounce back with the resilience we know.
In this edition, we balance the short-term year-on-year changes in trade with longer term five-year trends. The analysis highlights that the fundamental trade movements of tropical fruits imported to north Asian markets and temperate fruits dominating imports to South-East Asia remain the drivers of the region’s fresh fruit trade.
Wherever you work in the fresh produce industry, the Asiafruit Congress Statistics Handbook provides a valuable resource for helping businesses make informed decisions.
Discalimer: The data for the Asiafruit Congress Statistics Handbook 2021 was collated from data provided through the International Trade Centre and is based on individual country import data that reports trade data by HS codes. While every effort has been made to ensure the data is a true reflection of the trade, some errors may occur due to the reporting and the authors take no responsibility for any losses that may occur as a result of decisions based on this data.