Market update: Papaya and Pineapple
The summer crop and the daily output of fresh pineapple are approximately 5,000mt. Per day, the price of fresh pineapple is approximately down. Price tends to get soften during the end of the crop or in May/June, against this peak season, regardless of the significant incoming increase in the cost of plantations (against the incoming inflation of gasoline, fertilizers, and related pesticides). However, the main problem of limited labor remains present in all industrial sectors. Therefore, the limited production in the supply chain is still there despite a significant supply of fresh fruits.
The Thai government has announced the lift on partial subsidy towards the gasoline price, effectively by May 1st, 2022.