Gansu is one of the main apple-producing areas in China, and the locally produced Huaniu apples and Jinshuai apples are characteristic varieties of Gansu. After August 25 this year, the early-ripening batch of Huaniu apples entered their harvesting period. It is understood that the initial price of the early-ripening fruit of Gansu Tianshui Huaniu apples this season has risen sharply compared with the same period last year.
Mr. Zhou Junlin of Shaanxi Tangsen Technology talked about this situation in his communication with Freshplaza.
"Taking Huaniu apples as an example, the size of small fruits of 60#-70# was only a few cents per kilogram in the same period last year, but this year it was 2.6RMB/kg; while the size of large fruits above 70# (mostly supplied to supermarkets and wholesalers) was sold about 1.2-1.8RMB/kg in the same period last year, while this year the price was 7-8RMB/kg at the beginning, which was 4-6 times that of the same period last year. In addition, among other varieties, Huangyuanshuai’s apples were sold at 8RMB/kg as the starting price this year, which is about 60% higher than last year, which means the price is relatively high." Mr. Zhou outlined the current situation of selling prices.
According to Mr. Zhou, due to the extremely weak market for Huaniu apples in stock in the spring of 2021, many companies have to deal with small fruits in stock at extremely low prices (such as sending them to juice factories for juicing), and companies that operate apples in stocks generally lose serious money. On the other hand, due to the downturn in the market, many apple growers cut down trees and abandoned their cultivation, which led to a decline in apple production this year and a rise in prices.
"This year's starting price is close to the prices back in 2020 and 2019, which is a relatively reasonable price, and both growers and traders can get a certain profit."
"The current price is only at the beginning, which will fluctuate before the Mid-Autumn Festival. The later price in the market depends on the status of apple sales and inventory during the Mid-Autumn Festival."
Shaanxi Tangsen Technology operates apple varieties including Luochuan apples, Tianshui Fuji apples, Huaniu apples, and Huangyuanshuai apples. It has resources and supply chain advantages in major apple-producing areas including Shaanxi, Shanxi, Gansu, and Shandong.
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