There was a significant increase in the volume of cherries expected to be exported from Chile to China this year.
Chinese Spring Festival is taking place much earlier than in previous years, so the Chinese fruit market has a shorter period of time to absorb large volumes of fruit imports.
The cherry market in China was slow when the season started but when the cherries that arrived by sea entered the Chinese fruit market the situation had improved.
The price of these sea freight cherries continuously increased. The price of sea freight cherries even surpassed the price of air freight cherries in some cases.