China: Lychees are hard to come by, Guangdong and Guangxi production cut in half, price surge is inevitable

Published May 20, 2024

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Experts predict a significant decrease in lychee production in China's top producing areas, Guangdong and Guangxi, due to adverse weather conditions and warm winter temperatures. The national production is expected to decrease by 45%, with Guangdong seeing a 50% reduction and Guangxi a 59% decrease. This will result in a total production of approximately 1.78 million tons, a 45.94% decrease from the previous year. The high transportation costs involved in keeping lychees fresh make the fruit expensive. The situation has led to concerns about the financial impact on farmers, with Uncle Xia highlighting the potential for significant losses.
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[Epoch Times May 19, 2024] As lychees are about to be put on the market on a large scale, experts predict that Guangdong and Guangxi, China's first and second largest lychee production areas, will both reduce lychee production by about 50% this year, and the national lychee production will reduce by 45%. Guangdong lychee farmers said that this year's production may be only 20% of last year. "Lychees are hard to find" and the price surge has once again become a hot topic on the mainland Internet. Recently, the topic of "lychee price increase" has frequently appeared on the Internet. The price of early-ripening lychees has risen to 40 yuan (RMB, the same below) per catty, and the price of Feizixiao has increased by more than 10 times compared with last year. In some areas, lychees have even appeared Selling by the piece... According to the 21st Century Business Herald, Xiang Xu, president of the Guangdong Lychee Industry Association, predicted that in Guangdong, the main lychee ...
Source: Epochtimes
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