Chinese exports of canned mushrooms slid by 4% in volume to 145,633 tonnes from January to August this year, compared with the same period the year before, despite prices 6% cheaper on average in fob terms.
According to Chinese customs data, Russia was the main destination for Chinese canned mushrooms, which remained flat at 21,417 tonnes at an average fob price of USD1,244 per tonne, down by 7% y-o-y. Malaysia ranked second with 13,010 tonnes, which represented a decrease of 6% against the same timeframe of 2015. The income per export tonne to this origin fell by 11% to USD1,184 per tonne fob.
Philippines, however, increased its offtake during the period by 3% to 8,930 tonnes valued at USD15.4 million fob.
Exports to Japan and Canada dived by 16% and 13% to 8,616 tonnes and 6,715 tonnes, respectively.