Is fruit expensive in China?

Is fruit expensive in China?

Measuring "fruit freedom" in China Several varieties of fruit have gotten more pricey in recent months. Apples and pears are more than double the price they were at this time last year. Fruit price increases year over year are publicly recorded across the country. They are based on prices in major cities around China - Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou.

Fruit is expensive in China for several reasons. First, there's a shortage of farmland not only because of pollution problems but also because of urban sprawl. Second, China imports most of its fruit and vegetables. That means they need to be priced fairly high to make up for their cost.

Finally, Chinese people love fruit! It's seen as good for you, tastes great, and is a simple thing to pack in a lunch bag.

In fact, China is the largest consumer of fruit in the world. In 2007, we consumed 94 million tons of it - that's about one third of the world total.

And the number is growing every year. Part of this growth is due to our changing diet. But another factor is the increasing popularity of fresh fruit drinks which are having a huge impact on the market.

China's appetite for fruit also has serious environmental implications. Over-picking and poor farming practices lead to less crop yield which then needs to be imported from abroad.

How much fruit does China produce per year?

In 1997, China's total fruit production was 50.89 million tons, with apples accounting for 17.22 million tons and pears accounting for 6.42 million tons. They were responsible for 11.2, 31.8, and 44.4 percent of global output, respectively. Bananas, citrus, and grapes accounted for the remaining 10%. In comparison, Australia produced 9.5 million tons of fruits in 1996-7.

China's per capita consumption of fruits was about 1 kg in 2000, which was lower than that of most other countries at the time. The average age of the population was then only 30 years old.

Fruits are an important source of vitamins and minerals for the people of China. They help protect them against illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. The Chinese language lacks the word "fruit" itself, so it is usually called by its part: berry, grape, or vegetable. There are several different varieties of fruit in China, but the three most common types grown for food and agriculture include apple, pear, and peach. Apple trees can grow in many different types of soil, including hardwood mulch and concrete, while peaches and pears need well-drained soil with some gravel in it to provide support for their large roots.

Why is fruit so expensive in Japan?

Another reason fruit is so costly in Japan is that it is so flawless. Farmers devote their lives to producing the perfect fruits, season after season, growing, harvesting, examining, and modifying until they have created the perfect specimen. When you buy a Japanese fruit, you are buying perfection.

The process of bringing fruit to market is called "shipping." In order for farmers to get paid for their crops, they must sell them. Thus, most Japanese fruit is shipped long distances from the country's main production areas in Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures. The further away from home it is grown, the more money can be made. For example, an apple grown in Hokkaido might be sold for as much as $10 per kilo (2.2 pounds) while one grown in Tokyo might go for as little as 1,000 yen (about $10).

This practice of shipping fruit long distances has many negative effects for the environment. It requires using fuel oil or electricity to transport boxes full of apples over large distances, which results in carbon emissions. It also uses up valuable storage space - if an apple grows in one region of Japan and is bought in another, it will have to be discarded because it won't travel well. Finally, all of those trips require transportation facilities which use fuel too!

What is the most eaten fruit in China?

Apples Apples are the most common fruit consumed in China, however their popularity is dwindling due to limited variety and growing availability of other fruits. Pears are not as popular as apples. The most popular apple varieties are Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, and Empire. The most popular pear variety is Bartlett.

Bananas Bananas are very popular in China and account for over half of all fruit consumed here.

Grapes Grapes are widely used in Chinese wine, but they are less popular than berries for eating out of hand. However, grapes are becoming more popular in recent years.

Kiwis?

Lemons Lemon has long been considered a "cool" fruit in China, especially in comparison with the hot pineapple. But recently bananas have surpassed lemon as the most popular fruit.

Oranges Oranges are much loved in China and account for nearly 10% of all fruit consumed. They are popular both as juice and dried into powder which can be added to tea or used in cooking.

Papayas Papayas are grown extensively in Guangdong Province where 90% of the world's supply is produced. They are now also cultivated in Hainan Island in China.

Why is dragon fruit so expensive in India?

There is a greater demand than there is supply. The law of supply and demand governs the price of almost any commercial commodity, and dragon fruit is no exception. Organic fruits and vegetables are also more expensive than regular varieties, and organic dragon fruit can cost twice as much. It's not that people don't want to pay more for natural products, it's just that they can get other fruits for less money.

The price of dragon fruit tends to rise and fall depending on the market rate for sugar. When sugar is cheap, the price of dragon fruit drops because growers have more incentive to grow it. When sugar starts getting more expensive, farmers stop growing it even though the demand for it remains the same. This is why you sometimes hear about a "growing season" for different types of fruit - during which time they're in high demand and therefore good money to grow - then suddenly they aren't anymore.

In conclusion, the reason why dragon fruit is so expensive in India is because there is a greater demand than there is supply. Also, it's an organic product so its price is likely to be higher than its non-organic counterpart.

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