Increased supply and transport lower Seintalone mango prices

Export of Seintalone mangoes to China has been regular; however, the price has declined as a result of road conditions and a large supply, according to cross-border traders.


This year, Seintalone production has been high in Shan State, and supply is abundant, leading to a decline in price.


“Border trading has operated normally, but mango export has become low. There is still an export of Seintalone mango produced from Shan State. The price was better at the beginning of the fruit’s harvest season. Now, mango production has become abundant, so the price can’t get much better. Now this is the rainy season, so traffic congestions are happening, and that is taking longer on the journey,” said a trader.


Transport charges have also increased, which is why exports are unable to do things like before. Shan State-produced Seintalone were exported to China through the Mongla route. However, roads are blocked due to heavy rain, causing the journey to take longer. As a result of it, mangoes get ripe quickly, and quality declines after being wet.


Mongo production in China is also likely to be plentiful, so traders need to be aware of it, he said. — MT/ZS