Comparing July to June, the number of Chinese garlic exports rose. Malaysia, Vietnam, and Indonesia were the key foreign markets. Production hubs in Shandong, Jiangsu, and Henan served as the export market’s primary suppliers. In comparison to fresh and cold storage garlic, dried garlic had a higher average price than china garlic export price.
1. The quantity of garlic exported keeps increasing
China mainly exports dried garlic, pickled garlic, fresh and cold storage garlic, and brine garlic. Garlic refined is lagging behind. China shipped 185,200 tonnes of garlic in total in July, up 7.11 percent from June but down 21.59 percent from the same month a year earlier.
2. The top two exporting nations are still Indonesia and Vietnam.
Indonesia, Brazil, Malaysia, Vietnam, the United States, Bangladesh, Russia, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia are the top importers of garlic worldwide. These nine nations collectively import 56.77 percent of the world’s garlic. In July, China’s main destinations for its garlic exports were Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, the USA, Thailand, the Philippines, and the UAE.
Vietnam and Malaysia each imported 9.04 percent and 7.35 percent of the total amount of Chinese exports, respectively, while Indonesia imported 28.34 percent. About one-third of the Chinese garlic export volume was imported by Indonesia. Around 500,000 tonnes of garlic were eaten by Indonesian homes and enterprises. Only about 20,000 tonnes were produced domestically; the rest 480,000 tonnes were imported from China. To put it another way, China accounted for more than 90% of Indonesia’s imports.
Garlic of poor grade is typically sent from China to Indonesia. Garlic shipped to Indonesia costs, on average, just around 75% as much as garlic imported from China as a whole. The surface area dedicated to garlic plantations in Southeast Asian nations has increased significantly in recent years.
However, the quality and look of the garlic do not compare well to Chinese garlic due to weather factors and seedling types. Because of this, Chinese garlic continues to be a favorite among consumers worldwide.
3. Shandong is the top export market provider.
Shandong, Henan, and Jiangsu are where Chinese export garlic is mostly produced. Henan’s portion of the export volume decreased as a result of Covid-19 outbreaks and severe rains that hampered the production of garlic there. Henan only made up 6.62 percent of the total export volume in July; Shandong made up 68.17 percent and Jiangsu 12.36 percent. Shandong accounted for 67.15 percent of the data for fresh and cold storage garlic, Jiangsu for 13.61 percent, and Henan for 6.59 percent.
Additionally, the statistics for dried garlic were 76.68% for Shandong, 6.92% for Henan, and 6.89% for Hebei. Dried garlic is mostly provided by Jiangsu to domestic wholesale markets. In July, they made up just 1.89 percent of China’s total dried garlic exports.
4. Fresh or cold storage garlic costs more on average than dried garlic.
Fresh and cold storage garlic’s average export price in July was $1,022.19 per tonne, which was 0.71 percent less than in June but 54.05 percent more than in July of the previous year. The export volume marginally decreased and the price slightly decreased in July.