China Canned Deciduous Fruit Annual
Weak world demand and high stocks depressed China’s canned fruit production in MY 2012/13 (June-May), causing peaches to fall seven percent to 420,000 metric tons (MT) and pears to fall fifteen percent to 68,000 MT. Similarly, China’s exports of canned peach and pear products are forecast down to 130,000 MT and 48,000 MT, respectively, from the previous year. China’s consumption of canned peaches for MY 2012/13 is forecast to increase as imported canned peaches are becoming popular in China’s growing bakery industry. The United States, South Africa and Greece are major sources of canned peaches to China.