The ASIAFRUIT CONGRESS STATISTICS HANDBOOK 2023 provides expert analysis of key trends in trade across 12 different Asian markets.
Asian markets imported 14.9m tonnes of fresh fruit from all origins in 2022, a decrease of 6.1 per cent on the previous year, according to analysis in the ASIAFRUIT CONGRESS STATISTICS HANDBOOK 2023.
Intra-Asian trade decreased 8.1 per cent to 10.2m tonnes, influenced by a downturn in China’s apple exports to South-East Asia.
Imports from outside of Asia declined 1.5 per cent, with decreases in banana imports from Central America and temperate fruits from the United States offset by increased apple volumes from Iran and Turkey into India.
China is the world’s second largest importer of fresh fruit, importing 5.8m tonnes in 2022, an increase of 0.6 per cent on the previous year.
Vietnam also underlined its position as growing fruit import market, increasing imports by 2 per cent year-on-year to some 1.22m tonnes.