Singapore: The quantity of papaya is small, and retail prices have doubled in Malaysia
Published May 23, 2023
The high temperature weather has continued in recent days, and the production of imported fruits such as papaya, watermelon and dragon fruit has been setback. The interviewed local fruit merchants revealed that the quantity of papaya from Malaysia was once so small that "we can't get it even if we have money". The current import price and retail price Also at least doubled.
Malaysia has experienced high temperature and little rain recently, and the high temperature may exceed 40 degrees. The hot weather has reduced the output of some fruits in Malaysia, and the prices have risen accordingly after being exported to my country. An employee surnamed Lin from Wenqing Fruit Shop Xiangquan Fruit told the "Xin Ming Daily" that due to the hot weather, the Some fruits are available in small quantities, while others are expensive. "For example, papaya, which used to sell for 1 yuan per kilogram, is now 2 to 3 yuan, which has at least doubled." He also said that the quantity of pineapple and dragon fruit has decreased, the import price has also increased by 10-20%, and the retail price has also increased similarly. Chen Hanxin (42 years old), who has opened a fruit shop in Ang Mo Kio for 10 years, moved to Wenqing about three years ago. Most of the fruits he sells are imported from Malaysia. He told "Xin Ming Daily" that the output of papaya and other fruits is ...