According to EastFruit analysts, Ukraine sharply reduced the export of fruits and vegetables to Singapore in 2020. In particular, apple exports decreased by two and a half times in value terms, blueberry exports fell by almost four times, and walnut exports practically stopped.
If we talk about supply volumes in total from Ukraine to Singapore, then 41 tons of fresh apples were shipped versus 108 tons a year earlier and about 1 ton of fresh blueberries exported versus 6 tons a year earlier. Of note is that Serbia delivered to Singapore in 2020 practically the same volume of apples as Ukraine, however it had not supplied fresh apples to this country previously.
The main supplier of apples to the Singapore market remains China, which in the 2020 calendar year increased its supply volumes to 46,200 tons. The second place was taken by New Zealand with 8,900 tons, surpassing South Africa, which supplied 7,500 tons of apples to Singapore. The United States came in fourth place having exported 3,900 tons, while France dropped to fifth having reduced apple exports by more than a third to 3,200 tons. Turkey, Malaysia, Italy, Japan, and South Korea are also among the ten largest suppliers of apples to Singapore. Ukraine was only in 16th place among the ranking.
The main suppliers of fresh blueberries to Singapore were the United States with a supply volume of 668,000 tons – an increase of 24% per year. In second place was Chile, which also increased supplies by 27%. The largest increase in supplies was from Peru at nearly three times to 412 tons. In general, blueberry imports to Singapore grew by 20% in 2020. Among the unexpected suppliers of blueberries to this country, we note China with 42 tons, Zimbabwe with 27 tons, and Zambia with 24 tons.
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