Week 22 Wholesale Fruit Market Report

American cherries go on the market, mangosteen arrives and the market declines

American cherries have arrived in the market this week; Vietnamese durians and Thai mangosteens have dropped in price as the arrivals increased; in addition, seasonal domestic fruits such as Shandong blueberries, Sichuan plums, Yunnan Summer Black grapes, and domestic Kyoho grapes have also entered the market one after another.

Cherries produced in California are on the market this week. The 5kg 10-row cherries sell for about ¥510/box, and the 9.5-row cherries sell for about ¥610/box. The current appearance and hardness are ideal. Because there have not been many varieties of high-end imported fruits recently, merchants said that the products are currently selling well. Some merchants said that the price of the same source of products last year was about ¥700, and the price this year is lower than in the same period last year.

American Cherries

As the arrival of Vietnamese durians increased, and the hot weather this week affected sales, the price of durians fell. A small amount of Monthong is still on sale in Thailand. The price of A6 fruit has dropped from ¥1300 last week to about ¥950/box at present. The merchants analyzed that the increase in the arrival of Vietnamese durians has affected the price of Monthong. For the same reason, Vietnam Kanyao A-grade fruit also dropped from ¥350/box last week to ¥250-¥260/box this week.

Some merchants said that because the taste of Kanyao is not as good as that of Monthong and it is not suitable for storage, coupled with the recent high temperature, the merchants have not finished clearing the previous product while the new arrivals are coming in, which is also the reason for the price drop. Some merchants also mentioned that, for Kanyao, the current market price and the price at the origin have been inverted. Besides Kanyao, there are several other common varieties of Vietnamese durians on sale.

Left: Domestic Shine Muscat grapes; Right: Thai mangosteen (3A grade)

The arrival of mangosteen in Thailand continues to increase, and the overall price has been lowered. At present, the price of high-quality products is about ¥200/box (7.5kg), which is about 50% lower than last week. It is understood that the recent sales have not been as ideal, and some merchants mentioned that the current market and the origin of the market are upside down.

Left: Sichuan plum; Right: Shandong blueberry

As for other imported fruits, apples and oranges have had slow sales recently. Some merchants split the imported apples, oranges, red pears, and avocados that arrived in large boxes into small packages or gift boxes for sale. It is understood that because many customers think that the sales are slow on weekdays, it's better to reduce the purchase of large boxes, so merchants split them into small packages to increase sales in order to meet the demand. Such small packages are more popular before festivals.

Domestic Kyoho Grapes

Among domestic fruits, the production season of Yunnan blueberries is coming to an end. Shandong blueberries are gradually coming to the market, and the price is higher than for Yunnan blueberries of the same quality. Taking the middle-grade fruit of the same brand as an example, the price of Shandong blueberries is about ¥110/piece, and that of Yunnan blueberries is about ¥90/piece. At present, the hardness of Shandong blueberries is ideal. Shine Muscat grapes have not yet reached the peak period, but their arrival this week has increased significantly, and the prices of different brands vary. Some merchants said that the big fruit sales are the best at present, as well as the medium fruit with high-cost performance.

Red bayberry and lychee are popular seasonal fruits. In addition, all kinds of domestic peaches, plums, apricots, winter jujubes and other seasonal fruits in June are gradually arriving on the market.

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