Over the past days, citrus from Nanning, Laibin, and Guigang have trickled into the market. Prices of good-quality fruits remain stable at 4.0-4.2 yuan/half a kilo, and even those with slightly inferior quality can still fetch 3.3-3.8 yuan/half a kilo, not much different from last year. Affected by the sluggish market of shatang mandarins, the current sales volume for orah mandarins is average. Worried that prices may fall in the later season, many orah farmers are eagerly cashing out on most of their crops.
The Spring Festival is only over a week away. Driven by the demand of stocking up for the holiday, coupled with the fact that heavy fogs have led many provinces and cities to close their highways, posing severe impediment to the supply, shatang mandarins in northern markets such as Xinfadi Market in Beijing and Jiaxing Market in Zhejiang flew off the shelf and have experienced severe shortage. Therefore, prices of shatang mandarins have shot up over the past few days.
Industry insiders said that the preparation for holiday purchases will drive the price up to a certain extent, but if the above-mentioned highways resume operation, prices may fall back somewhat. After all, driven by the rising price, another peak harvest will ensue, but there is still abundant supply in production areas.
Source: Heize Fresh