Lychee season is seeing booming business in Guangdong. At a fruit fair in Dongguan this week, buyers placed orders worth RMB270 million ($39.3 million) for lychees to be harvested in the province, according to Xinhua New Agency.
China is the world’s biggest lychee grower, producing more than 60% of the world’s lychee. Guangdong has more than 266,667 hectares of lychee orchards, with an output nearing 1.5 million tonnes in 2018, ranking first in terms of both area and yield in the country.
Guangdong’s lychee exports exceeded US$10 billion in 2018. Exports to the United States, Canada and Europe accounted for 80% of the total.