China: Stone Fruit Annual

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In MY2021/22 imports of U.S. Pacific Northwest (PNW) cherries are expected to pick up owing to improved supplies and enhanced marketing efforts. California cherries have seen increased competition from domestic cherries, which have an overlapping harvest season. On the whole, cherry imports are likely to slow down, in anticipation of reduced supplies from Chile following a particularly strong MY2020/21 season. China’s peach and nectarine production is expected to rebound to 16 MMT in MY2021/22 from a failed crop last year due to frost damage. Cherry production is estimated to continue rising to 600,000 MT in MY2021/22 due to new fruit bearings.

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