On the anniversary of the epidemic, agricultural exports declined by 11.9%, Sakya and Maogu mandarin needed rescue, and rice and bananas grew.

Published: 2024-04-25 Author: mysheen
Last Updated: 2024/04/25, On the anniversary of the epidemic, agricultural exports declined by 11.9%, Sakya and Maogu mandarin needed rescue, and rice and bananas grew.


The Covid-19 epidemic continues to spread around the world, freight and packing costs have been rising, and the export of bright agricultural products in previous years have been hindered one after another, and the impact has continued from this time last year to this year. The biggest problem for export stars pineapple and edamame is the sharp rise in freight and packaging costs, while farmers in Maogu mandarin producing areas say that the current export situation is "asking whether there is an order or not." The export volume and price of pineapple Sakyamuni is not as good as that of previous years, and the original pineapple Sakyamuni, which should have been exported back to China, is also crowded into the big-eyed Sakya, which is dominated by domestic sales.

The house leaks every night, and the weather is abnormal recently. the low-temperature and rainy weather has led to fruit cracking in Damu Sakya, resulting in poor sales and plummeting prices. Farmers from the place of origin say that, in fact, cracked fruit tastes better and tastes better than standard products, so please give more support to our countrymen. The peasant associations in Taitung are promoting sales. The two kinds of Sakyamuni are free of transportation for NT $800 per box, and Sakya of pineapples is even more buy five get one free. They will be sent to the same address after a group purchase of 20 boxes, each for only NT $600. The promotion will last until January 20. Please give us more support. (buy Sakya to go from here)

Big-eyed Sakya (photo sources / many suns) the trade volume with China and Japan is declining, while the export volume to the United States is growing.

The last (2020) epidemic caused great chaos in global trade, and Taiwan's agricultural products were no exception. The total value of exports in 2020 was US $660 million less than in 2019 (a decrease of 11.9%). Lin Zhihong, deputy director of the International Department of the Council of Agriculture, explained that the top three exporters of Taiwan's agricultural products were China, Japan, and the United States, and the export trade volume to China decreased the most, by US $257.596 million, a decline of 20.2% compared with the previous year; and the export trade volume to Japan decreased by US $149.854 million, a decline of 16.4% compared with the previous year.

Major agricultural exports, such as edamame, pineapple and pineapple Sakya, all decreased slightly last year. People and experts in the pineapple and edamame industry all agree that last year's epidemic mainly affected orders in the first quarter. The sales model changed slightly, and subsequent orders stabilized one after another, but the costs of cartons, packing materials, and transportation costs increased. And the arrival time of some countries has become uncertain, which will be the biggest challenge for export this year.

Export of pineapple goes as usual, but freight and carton prices go up.

From January to November last year, pineapple exports decreased by 5294 metric tons compared with the same period the previous year. Chen Yingyan, chairman of the director of the cat, fruit and vegetable producers' cooperative, which has long exported pineapples, said that last year's epidemic mainly affected the first quarter of the year, because pineapple exports depended on the Chinese market. When the Covid-19 epidemic broke out, transportation in China was disrupted, and export operations were disrupted. But after the second quarter, the logistics situation gradually stabilized, and orders after the second half of the year were as normal as in previous years. "A container just came out yesterday."

Global trade is causing a shortage of containers. Chen Yingyan believes that Taiwan's fruit exports will increase only in March. At present, only pineapples, pineapples, Sakya, and lotus fog have export demand, and there will be no container shortage for the time being. Compared with containers, the real headache is the increase in transportation and packing costs, which carton manufacturers have told could rise by up to 15% this year.

Chen Yingyan said that Taiwan's fruits have survived the SARS epidemic in the past, and although the Covid-19 epidemic is serious, it is also the best time for the pineapple industry to upgrade. He believes that the quality of planting should be improved and the use of drugs should be reduced. If the quality is raised to a certain extent, guests are less likely to run away.