Recently, China’s export volume of apples has risen, especially for the Shandong Fuji apple. At the same time, a price decrease in the domestic market has increased demand.
In 2014, Fuji apple prices soared in the autumn. This led directly to the slowdown of apple exports from China. This phenomenon continued to affect the market in the first half of 2015, and by October 2015, the market price of Fuji apple dropped to the lowest value in recent years.
This is considered a good sign for apple exports. Therefore China’s export apple volume started to increase month by month, reaching its maximum in December 2015.
The total export volume of apples reached 144,200 tons in December 2015, a year on year increase of 75.84%.
The average export price fell 3.41% year on year. By January 2016, the export volume of Shandong Fuji apple was relatively much bigger, and its overall performance began to pick up.
If apple prices continue to fall, apple exports may have a positive turning point.