Companies in Guangdong province, hometown of many overseas Chinese, have exported nearly 1,300 tons, worth $10 million, of mooncakes this year, which represents a slight increase year-on-year.
They have largely wrapped up their mooncake export this year, with Mid-Autumn Festival falling on September 8 this year and taking into account the transport time, according to Guangdong Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau
One of the largest mooncake exporters in Guangdong, Likofu Food Co of Guangzhou Restaurant Group has exported more than 100,000 boxes of mooncakes, mainly Cantonese-style ones.
Guangdong mooncakes were exported to 19 countries and regions, with North America taking up more than half of exports because of larger Chinese population.
Entry-exit inspection and quarantine bureaus in Guangdong have been conducted to help companies meet food standards in overseas markets.