Dried fruit prices continue to shrivel and continue to fall. The latest data from the International Marketing Association (IMA) indicate that fruit exports fell 21.7 percent for the year, with Spain and Italy particularly badly affected.
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The main reasons for the high price of fruit are the fact that the EU is being forced to lower its production targets for the next few years, and the inability to cope with the large amount of water consumption (over 200 liters per person per year in 2015) and climate change (which may cause more and more people to eat less fruit and vegetables).
The decline in the amount of fruit shipped was caused partly by the increasing price of oil, and partly by the falling price of agricultural chemicals. At the same time, imports from China were increasing. While the average fruit price was down 6.5 percent in 2016, imports from China increased 20.3 percent between 2012 and 2016. Meanwhile, the share of agricultural imports grew by 12 percent from 2013 to 2016.
So far in 2017, imports from China are up 40 percent compared with 2016, and are expected to reach nearly 7 percent in 2017, according to IMA data. China was the main destination for fruits and vegetables last year, accounting for around 70 percent of the total market.