23 September 2019
The fresh produce sector will take centre-ground at the 23rd edition of FHC China in Shanghai. The event will take place from 12th to 14th November 2019 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, covering fifteen halls and more than 180,000m2. Over 3,500 participants from 73 countries and regions will be in attendance where the high quality of imported food and drink products will be showcased. FHC China 2019 has attracted 48 regional and national pavilions. Companies will showcase their quality imported products, including hospitality equipment; snacks; nuts; spices; canned and fresh foods; coffee beans and machines; dairy products; beverages; confectionary; jams; pasta; meat & seafoods; frozen foods; chocolate and much more. There will be plenty more fresh fruit and vegetables on show from Europe, Asia, South America and North America.
China’s fresh fruit import market has transformed rapidly into a highly lucrative market with great potential for further growth.
China’s fresh fruit imports have been growing at an average of 16% a year since 2005 - reaching a peak of 5 million tonnes in 2018.
Fresh fruit imports from the Southern Hemisphere have been growing even faster, at a rate of 23% since 2005.
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