Chinese sources explain that the country spent $1.18 billion to import 885,300 tons of fruit in the first three months of 2023, including bananas, mango, mangosteen, watermelon, durian, longan, rambutan, dragon fruit and lychee. The import volume was 18.9 percent lower than in the same period last year; the value was 6.2 percent higher.
The average import price of nine kinds of fruit was $1.329.7 per ton, up 31 percent compared with the same period 2022. Of these, banana, longan, dragon fruit and durian were imported most. China imported 513,800 tons of bananas, worth $313.1 million. The Philippines and Vietnam were the main suppliers of bananas to China.