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China Imports Macadamia Nuts Worth $5m from Zimbabwe

by Wangah Wanyama
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HARARE, March 30 (Xinhua) — China imported macadamia nuts worth $5.18m from Zimbabwe in 2022, the Chinese Embassy in Zimbabwe said Thursday.

“Hope to see a good harvest of macadamia nuts and greater export earnings for Zimbabwe this year,” the embassy said in a tweet.

China imported agricultural products $657m from Zimbabwe in 2022, up 22.64% year-on-year, underlying China as a big market for Zimbabwean agricultural products.

China ranked as the third largest importer of Zimbabwean goods last year, according to data from the country’s trade promotion body ZimTrade and statistics office, the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency.

Zimbabwe’s agricultural exports to China are set to grow further after the two countries last year signed a citrus trade protocol that could expand citrus exports to China, one of the world’s biggest consumers of citrus products.

Zimbabwe’s first shipment of citrus products to China is set for April this year, ZimTrade has confirmed. ■

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