Rambutan, pomelo prices fall due to slower trade amid coronavirus

1d0ae186 b003 42a2 bad9 c73151af6dff 0
Rambutan are highly produced in Kyaikmaraw Township, Mon State.  photo: Cho Myat Myat Htwe (Kyaikmayaw)
Rambutan are highly produced in Kyaikmaraw Township, Mon State.  photo: Cho Myat Myat Htwe (Kyaikmayaw)
Rambutan are highly produced in Kyaikmaraw Township, Mon State.  photo: Cho Myat Myat Htwe (Kyaikmayaw)

Local seasonal fruits such as pomelo and rambutan are highly produced in Kyaikmaraw Township, Mon State, yet they fetched only a bargain price during the coronavirus pandemic.
Normally, the market is relying on local and foreign travellers. Following the coronavirus crisis, tourism industry halted. Having said that, the rambutan is priced lower than the previous years due to the decline in demand, said a grower.
The rambutan fetched K8,000-7,000 per 100-fruits bag in the previous years. The price this year drastically plunged to K4,000 per bag. The growers are facing low market price, said Daw Myint Maw, a rambutan farm owner from Natsan village.
Pomelo and rambutan from Kyaikmaraw Township are popular. They are harvested in April-end and the growers usually earn a healthy profit every year.
At the present time, the fruits cannot be sent to other towns owing to transportation difficulties and trade suspension, resulting in a severe drop in price.
Myanmar exports agro products and a number of fruits to China, which accounts for 95 per cent of Myanmar’s fruit exports. China’s food safety inspection mechanism, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine (AQSIQ), has allowed imports of Myanmar’s mangosteen, rambutan, lychee, watermelon, and muskmelon. — Cho Myat Myat Htwe (Kyaikmayaw) (Translated by Ei Myat Mon)

Share this post
Hot News
Hot News