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China: Mango prices soaring, pear trailing behind


Mangoes have gone up to 20 yuan per 500g, and have become fruit for the rich, According to a trader in Binglang, mangoes from Hainan are like gold, selling for 20 yuan per 500g. Changming Zhang from Zhongpu Fruit Wholesaler Market agrees, "Hainan Da Tai Nong mangoes, now cost 8 yuan per 500g wholesale, last year at this time was only 4 yuan."

The province's mango season is from May to August, while Hainan’s mango production is early, they begin to sell around February and March, but due to last year’s typhoon, a lot of Hainan mango trees were destroyed or damaged causing low fruit production, meaning prices are greatly affected this year.

At present, the main mango varieties on the Xiamen fruit market are: Yao Mango, Small Tai Nong Mango, Jinyu Mango, Kaite and Gold Emperor Mango. Yesterday, their prices at RT Mart (Darunfa) were: 13.8 yuan , 14.8 yuan , 15.8 yuan , 16.8 yuan and 19.8 yuan, per 500g.

Foreign mangoes which previously dominated the market, such as Honey Mango, Green Mango , Egg Mango and Australian Mangoes have already lost their market. 

Currently only Shuixian (Taiwan) Mangoes are still strong, close to 40 yuan per 500g. It has less fibers and juicy, fragrant scent, and is a high quality mango.

Pear prices follow suit, although it is a winter fruit, that does not affect its price. Currently the biggest selling, Ya Pear, was selling for 3.2 yuan per 500g yesterday, while last week it was three yuan; the Huangguan Pear ranked second in sales with the wholesale price of 4.2 yuan per 500g, last week it was 3.9 yuan. Xiang Pear prices were unchanged, still 6 yuan per 500g. The Xiang Pear comes from two places, Akesu, Xinjiang and Shaanxi, prices vary greatly, at 14 yuan/500g and 6 yuan/500g. Akesu pears taste better, they are very juicy with thin skin and the right sweetness.

In addition, local cherries have arrived in Xiamen this week, mainly from Shandong, Liaoning and are even more expensive than imported Chilean cherries. Chilean cherries wholesale price is 40 yuan/500g, while the most expensive local cherry is 80 yuan/ 500g, small sizes are at 30 yuan/500g, while medium sizes are at 50 yuan/ 500g.


Publication date: 3/25/2014,-pear-trailing-behind

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