Why is fruit so expensive this year?

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 Why is fruit so expensive this year?


Are fruits really as expensive as netizens say? On the 15th, Red Star journalists visited shopping malls, fruit wholesale markets and other places to explore.

On the 14th, Red Star journalists visited several farmersmarkets and supermarkets. The price tags on fruits and what the traders said confirmed this point: the price of fruits is indeed a little high recently (report details: expensive! Cherry 35, Mangosteen 25, Cheli 50, Netizen: Are you free with fruit? But how high is it? In order to show more intuitively, on the 15th, Red Star journalists came to a chain supermarket in Chengdu to compare the price of a Cheli with that of an egg.

_Fruit prices sold by a chain supermarket in Chengdu

_Fruit prices sold by a chain supermarket in Chengdu

It is the season for loquat to be on the market. At noon on May 15, several baskets of loquat were placed in the newly-built courtyard of workers and villagers in Baihe Town, Longquanyi, Chengdu, waiting for fruit vendors to buy them.

Loquat prices this year are good, picking up bad, big and small fruit packaged for sale, 10 yuan a kilo, half higher than last year. Zeng Xinjian said that, however, this is not a happy thing, because the reason for the price rise is the reduction of production.

Once newly built is a big loquat planter in the industrial and rural areas, planting 20 mu loquat. Influenced by the weather, too much rain during the flowering period of loquat, resulting in insufficient flower bud differentiation, low fruit rate, loquat yield reduced by half. In the past, we could produce 1500 to 2000 kilograms per mu, but now we can reduce the output by about 1000 kilograms per mu. The overall output has been reduced by at least 40 percent. Zeng Xinjian said he bought 200,000 bags to cover the same planting area last year, compared with 110,000 bags this year. At the end of April, loquat is about to mature, entering the last expansion period, and encountering high temperature weather, the sunny loquat has sunburned out solar scar to varying degrees.

_Fruit growers sorting loquat

Zhang Wenxiang, director of the village, said that there were 2,000 mu of loquat planted in the countryside and industry. At present, the purchase price was 10 yuan to 12 yuan. Influenced by weather factors, the overall output of loquat declined this year, but the price doubled compared with the same period last year. It is expected that the villagersincome will be the same this year as last year.

_Fruit growers sorting loquat

Watermelon, apple, pear and litchi all reduced their yields

Speaking of the prices of apples and pears, Deng Darong, who has been wholesaling fruits for 30 years, said, Its a rare occurrence in decades. Prices have risen fiercely, rapidly and dramatically. Deng Darong said that the apples on the market are sold in Jingning County, Gansu Province. At present, the wholesale price of apples varies according to the size of the fruit. The price is 5 yuan/kg-8 yuan/kg. The reason is that during the blooming period of April last year, when the apples were frozen in the north, the fruit setting rate was low, the output was reduced by 2/3, and the appearance of the products was not good. Since last year, when the apples were purchased into the warehouse, all parts of the country began to snap up and buy each kilogram. The price is 2 yuan higher than that in previous years. After the Qingming Dynasty this year, the price of apples continued to climb, from 3.5 yuan/kg to 5.5 yuan/kg, and remained high for a long time.

For litchi, this year is a real year. At present, the litchi sold in Chengdu comes from Haikou, and its output has decreased by at least two-thirds. Now the wholesale price is 17 yuan/kg-18 yuan/kg. He Qun, head of Chengdu Renping Fruit Industry Co., Ltd., said that the three-year and one-year period of litchi is a good harvest year, and this year is just the litchis year. Two consecutive years of harvest have consumed too much nutrition of branches, and last year the South was warm winter, flowering less, and affected by rainwater, resulting in low yields, which directly led to lower yields. She predicts that Guangdong litchi will be listed in the next few days, but the price will drop slightly due to the same reduction in production, but there is little room for a decline.

National Bureau of Statistics: Price increases will not last for a long time

_Picture-based Information Platform for Key Agricultural Products Market of the Ministry of Agriculture of China

Chengdu fruit price soaring, triggered a heated debate among the public, then what about the situation in the whole country? A press conference was held on the morning of the 15th by the Information Office of the State Council. Liu Aihua, spokesman of the National Bureau of Statistics, introduced the operation of the national economy in April this year and gave answers to relevant questions.

Liu Aihua said consumer prices rose 2.5% in April, up 0.2 percentage points from last month. Individual varieties increased year-on-year. Pork, fresh vegetables and fresh fruits increased more than 10% year-on-year in the same month.

_Picture-based Information Platform for Key Agricultural Products Market of the Ministry of Agriculture of China

Source: Red Star News Responsible Editor: Guo Ping_B7442