Dehydrated Tropical Fruit - Sep 21 Report
We are now in the off-season, with the winter crop slated to be harvested from October through January.
This year's rains have been plentiful (July-September), and we anticipate a greater pineapple winter crop (compared to last year).
However, the pandemic situation persists, affecting primarily labour movements and restrictions in the food industry, particularly the DHD sector.
As a result, despite the anticipated increase in fresh supplies, we foresee a restricted supply of DHD tropical fruit outputs, including pineapple and other tropical fruits, for the coming winter crop (Q4 Y2021).
We also estimate the pricing to remain steady in the fourth quarter of Y2021.
In comparison to the prior report, the situation remains unchanged: fresh papaya is still cheaper, although the price has begun to rise significantly in the last two months.
The peak season is from November to January; but, due to the epidemic, we predict a reduction in supplies.
We foresee a little ongoing increase in the price of fresh papaya in the fourth quarter of this year, and we must be cautious about papaya next year.
Papaya should be the most vulnerable fruit in the event of a global recovery.
During the months of October to January, the winter harvest is expected to be ready.
We expect a decent crop this year, but, as with pineapple, labour constraints will continue to be the primary determinant of the industry's ultimate outputs.
During Q4 of Y2021, the price is predicted to remain steady.
Because of the abundant rainfall this year, the supply is projected to be enough.
The peak season is projected to occur in October.
We expect the price to lessen in the following season if the rain does not fall too heavily near the harvest and there is a continuous demand for fresh ginger from the Middle East.
By early October, it is expected to be apparent what the price will be.