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TAIWAN'S AGRICULTURE

Fruits

On 185,000 hectares of farmland, over 2.33million tons of fruit crops estimated TWD 91.8 billion are harvested each year, which covers a wide range of tropical, subtropical, and temperate varieties. With the assistance of the agricultural technology, fruits like bananas, pineapples, papayas, guavas, grapes, wax apples, lemons, etc. can be produced all-year-round by manipulating their growth cycles. The fresh fruits export has grown steadily as current annual export reached 55,031 tons, valuing TWD 3,067 million, the majority of which are custard apples, bananas, mangos, pineapples, and guavas. In the past, our biggest fruits export destination was Japan; however, due to the rapid growth of Chinese economy alongside the signing of the Transportation Agreement that enabled direct shipment between two straits, vastly shortening the shipping time and thus improving the freshness and quality for end consumers, the proportion of fruits exported to Mainland China has been ever increasing, and China has become the largest importer of Taiwanese fruits. In contrast, the quantity of fruit import is about 331,000 tons, valuing USD 733 million, most of which are complementary to local production consisting of temperate fruits such as apples, kiwifruits, grapes, peaches, cherries, plums, etc.

  • Origin:Crop Production Division
  • Refresh Date:2018-02-05