The Spring Festival is only just over a week away. Driven by the demand for the preparation of holiday purchases, coupled with the heavy fogs that led many provinces and cities to close their highways which severely affected supply, shatang mandarins flew off the shelf in markets such as the Xidafi Market in Beijing and the Jiaxing Market in Zhejiang, where a serious shortage occurred. Prices have increased over the past few days.
Industry insiders say that the preparation for holiday purchases will drive the price of shatang mandarins up, but if the highways affected by the heavy fog resume operation, prices that have risen recently will also fall to a certain extent. After all, a new round of harvests will ensue, spurred by the rising prices, but the supply in the production areas is still abundant.