Japan’s imports of Chinese vegetables in 2020 hit the lowest level in the past decade.
Affected by the coronavirus epidemic, Japanese restaurants have reduced their business and closed down, the demand for vegetables such as peeled onions has declined, and the operation of circulation enterprises such as import companies and commercial wholesale has been hindered.
It is reported that about 20% of Japan’s domestic vegetable circulation depends on imports.
About half of the imported vegetables are made in China, basically for commercial fields such as restaurants and processing.
In addition to green onions and carrots, most of the peeled onions and garlic can save time.
According to the number of tests taken by the Plant Epidemic Prevention Institute of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Aquaculture of Japan, the number of Chinese-made vegetables tested in 2020 is about 530,000 tons (calculated according to the express report), 10% less than in 2019, the lowest since 2011.
By category, onions are 20% less than the previous year, and green onions are 10% less. Garlic is also lower than the previous year.