Increase in apple price due to late start

This year, the harvest of apples in Shandong is generally about a week later than in the northwest producing areas. At this time, the transaction of apples from Shandong is only in the mid-stage. Starting in the last three days, the price of Shandong apples has risen by 40 to 60 cents per kg. In addition, this year's apples are of poor quality and few good products are already very obvious.

The Northwest merchants received a small number of apples, which was far below their purchase plan. They moved to Shandong to continue to purchase the fruits. A large number of merchants poured into the Shandong production area, leading to the increase in the price of Shandong apples and some of them were even rushing for the purchases. In view of this, fruit farmers have also begun to wait and check the reaction on the whole market. There are even some fruit farmers who directly changed their plans of selling fruits to starting storage operations.

However, the purchases of Northwest merchants have basically entered the middle and late stages. Fruit growers in normal production areas have also passively entered the storage process because there are no merchants to purchase. There is not much storage from fruit growers in advantageous production areas this year, and most of the fruits are purchased by merchants. It is expected that the scale of this year's cold storage will be much smaller than last year.

Some people say that this year is the year with the best apple taste in recent years, and there are still apples hanging on the trees after the frost. Frost in spring, drought in summer, and rain in autumn, and rain or cloudy days when apples were harvested leads to fruit with smaller sizes and many minor problems like serious black and red spots on the surface, poor coloring, and serious saccharification.

Facts have proved that Apple is in a state of reduction in production this year, and the data is not like the 46 million tons previously estimated by many agencies. Many fruit growers even think that this year's apple production is far lower than last year's output. In other words, the total output of apples this year will be less than 40 million tons. Although there is no detailed data to prove that Apple's production has been severely reduced this year. And the data of various cold-storage warehouses across the country will gradually become clear in mid-November.

The poor quality of apples and the late harvests have become the most obvious characteristics of this year's apples. Most of the fruits bought by merchants this year are far less than the previously planned amount. Therefore, from the current point of view, the price of high-quality and good apples is expected to increase the price in the market outlook. The supply of average-quality apples will greatly impact the market. When the products on the market are too many and miscellaneous, the prices will be the most chaotic. Moreover, the sales of average-quality fruits this year mainly depend on the foreign trade and the output and prices of the southern Sugar Tangerine.

Source: Guoyexinxi

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