Mandarin oranges are expected to be more affordable this year, due to a plentiful harvest. According to Lo Fook Yu, owner of Lo Siew Lin Sdn Bhd, an importer of fresh fruits, vegetables and foodstuffs, prices of mandarin oranges of sizes L and XL would decrease by 30 percent compared to last year.
Size S and M mandarin oranges would be 10 to 15 per cent cheaper this year. Lo said he had started selling mandarin oranges about two weeks ago in a variety of gift packaging.
On another note, he said sales may drop slightly compared to last year as it has become less popular to give away mandarin oranges to clients nowadays: “In the past, it was quite common to present mandarin oranges as gifts to customers during Chinese New Year. Now consumers usually buy mandarin oranges for their family and relatives only.”