Shenzhen leads the way for China's fruit imports
The story reported Shenzhen accounted for a 40% share of the country's fruit imports with a volume of 1.08 million metric tons (MT), representing an increase of 5.68%.
This trade also led to record import values for the port of US$2.2 billion.
The story, citing data from the Shenzhen Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, reported Chile, Thailand and the United States were the top three suppliers accounting for 71.6% of import value.
Xinhua cited crops of note including durians (180,000MT from Thailand), cherries (59,900MT from Chile) and table grapes (162,300MT from nations including Chile, Australia, Peru and the U.S.).