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Fruitful start to China citrus season for Australian exporters

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China is a relatively new export destination for Australian oranges, but trade is growing rapidly as Chinese consumers become more health conscious.  

Exports have grown from 12 containers of oranges in 2011, to 120 containers in 2012, and 420 containers in 2013.  

This season, Citrus Australia estimates the volume could reach 1000 containers.

The 2014 orange season was launched in Shanghai earlier this month.  

More than 80 Australian and Chinese government officials, local importers, distributors and retailers gathered to celebrate the arrival of the world’s sweetest oranges.  

The quality the 2014 season is excellent, according to Citrus Australia, with high sugar content and medium acid content providing a perfect flavour balance for Chinese consumers.  

Citrus Australia market development general manager Andrew Harty says Australian oranges are popular with Chinese consumers.  

They particular like Australia’s variety of oranges, which have been farmed for more than 200 years.  

Mr Harty says the Chinese also respect the farming practices which Australian farmers have followed for many generations.  

An important aspect of orange farming in Australia is the widespread practice of integrated pest management (IPM). 

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