Last month’s the rainy weather has affected the yield of pineapples, causing production in Johor to drop by at least 20% this year. According to Federation of Malaysian Vegetable Farmers Association president Lim Ser Kwee, the excess rainfall also affected the pineapples’ appearance.
“As a result, the harvest cannot be sold in the market. However, the reduction in output this year has not led to any price increase because of the overall market slowdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The price of pineapple is still similar to last year at about RM8 to RM10 (€1.60-2.00) each,” he said in an interview.
Lim, who is also a pineapple farmer in Simpang Renggam, one of the largest pineapple producers in the country, said besides supplying the local market, the fruits were also sent to Singapore, where there were no big changes in the orders compared to last year.
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