China is the world's leading producer, consumer and exporter of garlic. Because the Chinese have garlic habit, farmers grow garlic is very common, producing all over the country. In today's fierce international market competition, China's garlic industry has achieved success, Hard-won, garlic industry, sustainable, healthy and stable development has important significance.
2012 China garlic production of about 1.75 million tons, export 310,000 tons, the export scale of the world's first.
It is understood that 2012 garlic exports fell 2.82% year-on-year, mainly because the export of the European Union, Japan, the number of annual decline. Due to the increase in production costs, garlic exports in 2012 the total amount of 1.04 billion U.S. dollars, an increase of 7.98%, the export amount to a record high.
In recent years, China's garlic industry has developed rapidly, Shandong, Jiangsu, Henan, Hebei, Yunnan, Sichuan and other provinces garlic industry has become the local pillar industry at present, China's garlic exports up to more than 120 countries and regions, export varieties are increasing, export garlic 70% is red-skin garlic, especially to 4.5-5cm, 4.5-5.5cm, such as middle and low-grade garlic mainly.
China Food and Livestock import and export Chamber of Commerce, the current export products are more raw materials and bulk garlic, low technical content, added value is not high. The future will focus on the cultivation of export industry leading enterprises and well-known brands, enhance the independent research and development capabilities of enterprises.