Taiwan: Stone Fruit Annual 2014

In 2013, Taiwan was the third largest export market for U.S. peaches/nectarines, and also the third largest export market for U.S. cherries. Stone fruits are well received by Taiwan consumers, who like peaches, nectarines and cherries due to their attractive appearance, sweetness, and fragrance. Taiwan wholesalers and retailers also prefer stone fruits because of their profitably. In 2013, Taiwan imported 16,421 metric tons (MT) of fresh peaches/nectarines from the United States. Taiwan’s imports of U.S. peaches/nectarines increased 16% by volume while total imports also increased 16% during the 2013 season. Meanwhile, Taiwan’s imports of U.S. cherries decreased 55% by volume in 2013. However, the United States is still the largest supplier of cherries to Taiwan, and exported 4,401 MT, or nearly US$34 million, in 2013.

Taiwan: Stone Fruit Annual 2014