Singapore sharply reduced the volume of apple imports in 2021, despite their lower price. This means that, of the first time in recent years, Ukraine is not among the suppliers of fresh apples to the Asian nation.
In the first three quarters of 2021, this Asian country imported 27.200 tons of fresh apples – 17% or 5.400 tons less than in the same period in 2020. Imports reduced from all five largest supplying countries: China, New Zealand, South Africa, the United States and France.
A sharp increase in imports to Singapore from Turkey and Italy attracts attention. Turkey managed to increase its apple exports to Singapore by 62%, and Italy by 73%.