Under the domestic epidemic clearance policy, the garlic industry is facing many challenges such as a shortage of workers and obstruction of land transportation, and export prices continue to rise. A sales manager shared the recent garlic market conditions and market expectations for the next few weeks with Freshplaza.
"In terms of exports, since February, various overseas markets have been running smoothly, and our cargo volume has not decreased." The manager said, "Since the end of March, ocean freight has dropped significantly, saving a lot of costs for overseas importers. Recently orders have increased. But since the price of dry containers has risen since the beginning of April, the price of freezers will not fall too much.”
"In terms of domestic sales, the domestic market has always been the main sales market for Chinese garlic. Therefore, domestic sales have been relatively stable, and there has not been much change for the time being."
"Although the sales situation is basically normal, the garlic producing areas are facing many challenges in the near future. The next few weeks will be a busy time for farmers in the main garlic-producing areas, and the policy of clearing the domestic epidemic will lead to a shortage of labor.
Wages of workers in the origin are expected to continue to rise. In addition, the epidemic control in various places has hindered land transportation, slowed logistics, and increased freight costs. "
The new season of garlic will be harvested in May. "The growth of new garlic is good now, and a bumper harvest is expected this season." Annie said, "Due to the cool weather this year, the harvest of new garlic is expected to be delayed. It is expected that some customers will purchase large quantities of old stocks while waiting for the harvest of new garlic to maintain the market operation. "