Japan: Fresh Fruit Market Update 2023
In 2022 Japan was the world's sixth largest importer of fresh fruit - relying on imports for around one-third of total domestic supply. The United States was the fifth largest supplier of fresh fruits to Japan with five percent of the market. The United States was the leading supplier of lemons and cherries and the second largest supplier of oranges, grapefruit, and kiwi fruit. Japan was the fourth largest export destination for U.S. fresh fruit. Declining domestic production has led Japan to become increasingly dependent on imported fruit and this trend is expected to continue.