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Fruit price fall hits local farmers

By Le Vu

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HCMC – Fruit prices in southern Vietnamese provinces have dropped by half since the beginning of February, as the demand has been in decline.
In the Hoc Mon District agricultural products wholesale market, mandarin orange prices have decreased from VND25,000 to VND15,000 per kilogram, while king orange prices have edged down to VND7,000 per kilogram
Several local fresh fruit vendors sold two kilos of king oranges for VND10,000-15,000. Meanwhile, the prices ranged between VND5,000 and VND8,000 per coconut and between VND8,000 and VND15,000 for each kilogram of pomelos
As for An Phuoc wax apples, the price was less than VND10,000 per kilogram
Le Van Nghiep, who has 10 hectares under orange cultivation in Vinh Long Province, carried the fruit to HCMC for sale as traders sought VND1,000-2,000 per kilogram on his orchard
Like Nghiep, many farmers in the Mekong Delta sold their abundant fruit crop at low prices, given a lack of accessible distribution channels
Dwindling domestic demand and difficulties in export have affected fruit prices, according to farmers
As part of effort to support agricultural production, many supermarkets have taken measures to save crops and increase fruit consumption

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