"Most pineapples sold in China originate from Taiwan and the Philippines. Pineapple supply from the Philippines significantly reduced this year. Growers blame the effects of El Nino. Extreme drought in the Philippines hampered growth throughout the season. The quality of Taiwanese pineapples is gradually decreasing now the rainy season has start, and availability of premium pineapples is becoming elss. This is eventually to price increases of premium pineapple crops. Prices now reach 100 to 115 yuan per box, around €14, and could go up to 125 Yuan per box. I expect prices to remain stable at this level."
Shanghai Shunguo Fruit Trade sells four Taiwan pineapple varieties on the Shanghai Huizhan import market: Diwang, Xingzu, Nongyiyuan and Tianxiaxian. Sales last season reached 100,000 boxes, which makes the company one of the largest suppliers of Taiwanese pineapples.
Shanghai Shunguo Fruit Trade