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South African Avocados Are the Latest Entrant Into China’s Already-Saturated Market

File image of South African farm workers picking avocados, some of which may soon be on their way to supermarkets in China. GUILLEM SARTORIO / AFP

Chinese consumers will soon be able to purchase South African avocados in their local supermarkets thanks to a new export agreement signed on the sidelines of last week’s BRICS summit in Johannesburg.

The move is part of a larger Chinese effort to significantly boost consumption of African agricultural products as part of an effort to narrow the gaping trade imbalance that it maintains with most countries across the continent.

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