Taiwan: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual

In MY2013/14, Taiwan imported a record 160,756 metric tons (MT) of apples from around the world, which is valued at nearly US$240 million. Apples continue to be the most popular imported fruit in Taiwan, and the Fuji apple remains the favorite variety accounting for 90% of total retail sales. Unfortunately, aggressive pricing and flexible payment terms allowed Chile to regain its position (MY2010/11) as the largest supplier of apples to Taiwan in MY2013/14. Although U.S. apple exports decreased to Taiwan in MY2013/14, Post forecasts the United States will regain its former position as the leading supplier of apples to Taiwan in MY2014/15 due to an anticipated record harvest throughout the United States. Meanwhile, local apple production continues to follow a long-term decline and currently meets only less than one percent of domestic demand.

Taiwan: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual