Agricultural exports rise in both volume and value

The Chinese market accounted for 51.6 percent of Taiwan’s fresh fruit exports in the first half of this year, down from 75 percent a year earlier. This meant that while the volume and value of Taiwan’s agricultural exports increased in the first half of this year, the nation’s dependency on the Chinese market fell. Of course, China in March banned imports of pineapples from Taiwan, prompting the Council of Agriculture to find other export markets.

The volume of agricultural exports in the first six months totaled 11 mln tons, up about 5.5 percent from a year earlier, while their output value topped US$2.78 billion, rising about 17.6 percent annually, government data showed.  The total export value of fresh fruits over the period inched up 0.6 percent to about US$130 million. Of that, China accounted for US$66.49 million, down 30.8 percent from last year’s US$96.04 million, the data showed.


Source: Fresh Plaza