According to the Shandong Provincial Inspection and Quarantine Bureau recently released the 2015 Shandong port fruit import situation shows that the whole province imported 55,400 tons of fruit, a year-on-year growth of 32.9%, among which as the port city of Qingdao, the largest throughput of Huangdao port, accounted for 80% of the province's total import volume, reached 44,432 tons. Most of these imported goods come from various categories in Southeast Asia, such as Thailand's longan, durian, mangosteen, coconut green, Vietnam's longan, dragon fruit, and bananas from the Philippines. A small number of goods from other regions enter the market through the customs clearance at Huangdao Port, such as red fruit from Peru, cherry fruit from Chile, kiwi fruit from New Zealand, and bananas from Ecuador.
In recent years, with the establishment and operation of the new agricultural and sideline products trading center located in Jimo City, the import volume and sales volume of fruits in Qingdao are also increasing year by year, gradually showing the advantages of the port. In order to serve merchants from all over the country and facilitate customs clearance, the trading Center has actively cooperated with the local government and relevant departments to set up inspection, quarantine and inspection centers and customs offices in the park, which greatly improves the efficiency of customs clearance, breaks the pattern of merchants purchasing goods from Guangdong, Shanghai, Guangxi and other ports in the past, and greatly reduces the transportation and fresh-keeping costs of merchants.
With the surge in the total amount of imports, Qingdao has also been promoted from the second-level fruit wholesale market to the first-level fruit wholesale market city, attracting a large number of customers from provinces, northern Jiangsu and the three eastern provinces, and becoming a relatively important fruit wholesale market in North China.