China increases imports of processed fruits and vegetables from Vietnam

The Import-Export Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade quoted statistics compiled by China Customs as saying that the import value of processed fruit and vegetable products (HS code 20) in April reached 121 million USD, a year-on-year rise of 11.2%.

The opening four months of the year saw the Chinese import value of processed fruit and vegetables reach 434.7 million USD, a decline of 2% over the same period as 2021.

During the initial four months of the year, the Chinese market imported processed fruits and vegetables, primarily from the United States, Brazil, Vietnam and Thailand. The import value from these four markets duly accounted for 52% of the total Chinese import value of processed fruits and vegetables.

Most notably, China sharply reduced imports from the US, its largest supplier, and strongly increased imports from the other three markets.

The highest growth rate in terms of imports of processed fruits and vegetables came from Brazil, reaching 58.4 million USD, up 37.2% over the same period from 2021, followed by Thailand with 43.4 million USD, up 18.2%, and Vietnam with 55.5 million USD, up 12.8%.

HS Code 2008 was the most imported processed fruit and vegetable product category in China during the reviewed period, reaching 184 million USD, down 24% on-year and accounting for 42.3% of the total import value of processed vegetables. Elsewhere, the US and Vietnam make up the two largest suppliers of this item to China.

The HS code category 2009 made up 34.2% of the total import value of China's processed fruits and vegetables during the reviewed period, standing at 148.5 million USD, an increase of 35% over the same period from last year.

China sharply increased its import of HS code 2009 from markets such as Brazil to hit 45.6 million USD, up 63.6%, Thailand at 19.3 million USD, up 128.1%, Spain at 16.4 million USD, up 48.3%, and Vietnam at 16.2 million USD, up 115.3% on-year.

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(Source: VOV)