China: Raisin Annual

Post forecasts China’s MY 2018/19 raisin production at 190,000 MT, up nearly 6 percent from the revised number in the previous year as a result of improved fresh supplies. Increased tariffs on U.S. agricultural products will likely reduce raisin imports from the United States, the second largest raisin supplier to China in MY 2017/18. The market share once occupied by the U.S. is likely to be partially filled by other suppliers such as Uzbekistan, Chile and Turkey. Overall, China’s total raisin imports are estimated to decrease by nearly 3 percent to 33,000 MT in MY 2018/19. 

China: Raisin Annual