Chinese apples just a whisper in Aussie market
Apple and Pear Australia (APAL) managing director John Durham has told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) only 600 metric tons (MT) of Chinese apples arrived in the country in two months after a ban was lifted in January.
He told the media organisation the amount represented about 1% of the total amount of apples grown locally, which was 'very insignificant in the overall scheme of things'.
"Australian production (is) 230,000 to 250,000 (metric) tonnes, somewhere around that area," he was quoted as saying.
Durham highlighted that while volumes were not great, the fact the Chinese had exported apples to Australia for the first time in 100 years was significant, the story reported.
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