Market developments, characteristics of the agricultural season of some localities

by Food World

The fourth wave of COVID-19 epidemic broke out in Vietnam at the right time when many localities were harvesting agricultural products. Difficulties piled up when the export market was narrow and domestic consumption struggled, so Vietnam's agricultural products need radical and synchronous solutions that both ensure output and maintain value. trademark.

According to statistics of the local Department of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, in the situation of Covid-19 epidemic in the country is developing rapidly and complicatedly, production, business activities and consumption of agricultural products are facing many difficulties. difficult situation, commodity prices are low, which has affected the income and life of people in the province. Currently, many localities are in the harvest season of many fruits and fruits, including lychee of Bac Giang province, Hai Duong province, Longan, mango of Son La...

In Dong Thap province

Currently, a number of agricultural products in Dong Thap province are in stock in large quantities. In which, purple sweet potato products are backlogged with an output of 8,494 tons because mainly traders do not buy or buy very little. In the coming time, some products will be harvested such as: chili peppers with an estimated output of 32,145 tons at the end of the season; Pangasius, basa with an estimated output of 184,587 tons; rice with an estimated output of 1,514,900 tons...

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In Dak Lak province

Some agricultural export contracts have been canceled or suspended with foreign partners and some agricultural product importing countries have required Covid-19 testing for agricultural products. However, at present, the province's testing capacity is not sufficient and timely. At the same time, there are no unified standards and procedures for transporting and circulating goods to ensure safety against Covid-19 in the production, harvesting, packaging and transportation of agricultural, forestry and fishery products.

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In addition to the difficulties mentioned above, some fruits have decreased in price for a long time, especially Mango, which has dropped sharply, and Bo Boot in the off-season has dropped sharply, averaging about 30,000 VND/kg in the past season. time down to 6,000 VND/kg, the reason for the decrease was due to oversupply, lack of deep processing plants; Pineapple trees, previously the price of buckets was about 10,000 VND - 12,000 VND/kg, now the price has dropped to about 6,000 VND/kg. The reason is due to the influence of the Covid 19 pandemic, people limit consumption, it is difficult to transport and consume ... supply exceeds demand in the current context.


In Long An province

The price of agricultural products in the province is relatively stable, although the price is not high, farmers still make a profit. From the beginning of May until now, due to the influence of the epidemic and this is also the busy harvest season of Vietnamese fruits, the prices of agricultural products in the province are very low.

Current prices of some agricultural products:

+ Dragon fruit: The purchase price of red flesh dragon fruit at the export warehouse ranges from 9,000-15,000 VND/kg depending on types 2 and 3; purchase price at the garden from 3,000-5,000 VND/kg; White flesh dragon fruit at the warehouse is about 9,000-12,000 VND/kg, in the garden about 2,000-3,000 VND/kg (Preliminary processing and preservation costs are high, so there is a difference between the purchase price and the export price). The main consumption channel is small-scale export, the distribution system is small compared to production output.

+ Lemon: The purchase price is about 5,000 - 6,500 VND/kg; the average export price is 8,000 VND/kg. Main export markets are China, Singapore, the Middle East, Dubai….

+ Watermelon: The purchase price at the field is about 4,000-5,000 VND/kg unsorted, the price at the warehouse ranges from 4,000-6,000 VND/kg depending on the type. For watermelons currently mainly consumed domestically, the main market is Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

From July 1, 2021, Ho Chi Minh City will apply the fee for seaport infrastructure, businesses declaring at Ho Chi Minh City Customs will cost 1/2 the cost of businesses declaring Customs in other provinces (declaring at Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department). Ho Chi Minh City Customs only pay the infrastructure fee of 250,000 VND, and declare it in other provinces and cities 500,000 VND), this may affect the overload for Ho Chi Minh City Customs when businesses want to reduce costs. transport.


In Quang Ngai province

- Watermelon: Currently, at the time of harvest, varieties of Watermelon are grown such as An Tiem, Hac My Nhan, Hac Long, Hong Luong, with prices ranging from 4,500 - 7,000 VND/kg. There was a slight increase compared to the same period in 2020. However, in general, prices are still very low compared to the same period in 2019.

Watermelon so far has harvested 1,099.2 hectares, the average yield is 26.9 tons/ha, the output is 29,568.5 tons; It is estimated that at the end of the crop, an area of 288.8 ha with an average yield of 26.9 tons/ha with an output of 7,681.5 tons to be consumed (Binh Son and Mo Duc districts).

- Chili peppers: Currently, chili is in the final harvest season of the first phase. The main consumption market is domestic, the current selling price is from 3,000-4,000 VND/kg, the price is down from 23,000-27,000 VND/kg compared to the previous season. with the beginning of the season, and a sharp drop in prices compared to the same period in previous years, causing many people in districts that grow chili like Quang Ngai city, Tu Nghia and Binh Son districts to suffer.


In Tra Vinh province

Some agricultural products have been affected, dropped in price, consumed slowly, are backlogged, and producers are unprofitable and suffer losses, such as: Grapefruit, mango, guava, snakehead fish, whiteleg shrimp, to be specific. :

- Grapefruit: Planting area is 1,957 hectares, fruiting area is 1,505 hectares, harvested output from the beginning of the year to date is 4,000 tons.

- Mango: The planting area is 1,563 hectares, the fruiting area is 1,388 hectares, the harvested output is about 4,500 tons.

- Guava: Planting area is 286 ha, fruiting area is about 200 ha, yield is 2,300 tons.

- Snakehead fish: The farming area from August 2020 to now is 446 hectares, of which the area to harvest is about 236 hectares, the yield is over 16,400 tons. It is estimated that the remaining output until the harvest period is about 10,000 tons, due to the influence of the Covid-19 epidemic, consumption is slow.

- Vannamei shrimp: 3,289 ha has been stocked, the yield is 16,806 tons. Estimated output to the harvest period is 4,500 tons. Currently, the purchasing price is falling sharply, so consumption is slow, some places of the district traders do not announce the price.

In Ha Tinh province

Some agricultural products (such as rice, chili...) cannot be purchased by traders in the northern provinces during the harvest season, causing the price of chili to continuously decrease, some items are difficult to transport out of the epidemic area, and the quantity traders buy less compared to previous years.

The impact of the Covid-19 epidemic has made it difficult for aquaculture products to export, consumption is slow, the selling price of some products has decreased, such as the price of shrimp, which has now decreased by 10-15% compared to 2019 and decreased by 20 %. % compared to February 2021…, greatly affecting the psychology of reinvesting in production and farming.

From the beginning of 2021 up to now, dangerous infectious diseases in livestock and poultry have developed complicatedly (especially African swine fever, bullous skin disease in buffaloes and cows) causing great impacts on development. production and increased costs of disease prevention and control, animal husbandry, and consumption of some livestock products decreased compared to the same period in 2020.

Due to the impact of the Covid 19 epidemic, countries restricted the import of wood chips (such as China, Japan ...) so the export of woodchips and wood-processed products faced difficulties, manufacturing factories faced difficulties. , forest product processing encountered difficulties in production, production output decreased (operating only about 70-80% of capacity), affecting business results of enterprises, employment of employees and income. of forest growers.

In Kon Tum province

Agricultural production in Kon Tum province is subject to many unfavorable factors, facing many difficulties and challenges such as natural disasters, frequent and widespread epidemics (Food-and-mouth disease, African swine fever, inflammatory diseases) skin lumps in cattle (new disease)). Unable to consume coffee products in the domestic market, the consumption volume decreased by 80% compared to the consumption level before the epidemic occurred; coffee products cannot be exported to other countries; the consumption of powdered coffee, instant tea, etc. in the domestic market decreased by 80-85%; consumption of green coffee in the domestic market decreased by 30% compared to the consumption before the epidemic occurred. The inventory of rubber latex is still high, about 1,500 tons (due to the Covid-19 epidemic not being able to sell).

From the beginning of 2021, the Ministry of Industry and Trade has implemented programs to promote the consumption of agricultural products in the provinces of Son La, Ben Tre and Hai Duong through e-commerce and bring positive effects. Currently, the Ministry of Industry and Trade is coordinating with 6 major e-commerce platforms, including: Sendo, Voso (Viettel Post), Tiki, Shopee, Postmart (VNpost), Lazada to implement purchasing, logistics and trading plans. e-commerce and prepare communication and promotion activities for Bac Giang lychee products. Connecting agricultural product consumption on the number one platform is one of the effective solutions, taking advantage of technology following the 4.0 trend…