China: Imports of South American bananas fall by almost 50%


"Compared to last year, the Chinese banana production has grown by 10%. The banana import from the Philippines has not changed much, but the import from South American countries, like Ecuador, has dropped 50%. This is mainly because large quantities of imported bananas from South America were rotten on arrival because of improper transportation and storage. Therefore, many traders have suffered severe losses," states Mr. Xu Zhihua from Beijing Yong Xin Heng Chang Fruit Co Ltd.