Shenzhen leads the way for China's fruit imports

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Shenzhen leads the way for China's fruit imports

While fruit imports rose significantly in Shanghai last year, Xinhua reports the southeastern port of Shenzhen retained its spot as China's leading port for 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.).

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