U.S. Hoping to Capitalize on China's Growing Fruit Demand

October 5, 2016 02:33 PM

Demand for fruit in China is rapidly rising, and that has U.S. exporters looking to gain market share.

According to a new USDA report, exports rose threefold to 3.8 million metric tons in 2015, representing nearly 7 percent of total market share by value.

While the U.S. continues to be a major supplier of fruits like bananas, grapes, oranges, and apples to China, it faces increasing competition from both Chinese growers and neighbors in Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

Those three countries alone supply more than half of China’s fresh fruits each year.

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