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Chinese local blueberry prices 20% lower

Recently, blueberries from Dalian are flooding on to the market. Insiders revealed that the industry in Dalian has encountered unprecedented challenges this year, as the market of open-field blueberries is generally lower - it is roughly estimated that the average market price is more than 20% lower.

Affected by weather conditions such as cold snaps in the spring, open-field blueberries from Dalian this season ripened later. The harvest period in a few orchards was delayed by half a month. In addition, the price of open-field blueberries this summer is generally at a low level, with the retail price of first-grade products at 18-25 yuan per half a kilo and wholesale prices even lower - the lowest wholesale price is only 10 yuan per half a kilo, which is 20-30% lower than the same period last year.

There are a few reasons for lower prices. First of all, due to the weak overall consumption in the market, blueberries are not an exception. In addition, the Beijing Xinfadi Market was unable to operate normally in an earlier period, which blocked this important sales channel and lowered prices, as 20-30% of blueberries from Dalian normally rely on this market to be distributed. At the same time, some small growers have been selling their products at a low price, which has also disrupted the market.

Source: Dalian Evening News

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