May and June are slow months in the Guangzhou Fruit Wholesale Market. The delivery volume is rather small, as some fruit varieties leave the market while other fruit varieties only just entered. This week, most sales figures have been stable, and the conditions are slowly improving for some fruit varieties.
The sales season of imported grapes is almost over. The delivery volume is small, but the price is stable. A few grape traders said domestic Shine Muscat grapes are about to take over the market. The current price of imported grapes is around 300 yuan [44.72 USD] per box, and domestic Shine Muscat grapes prices are between 50-200 yuan [7.45-29.81 USD] per box, depending on the quality. The price advantage of domestic grapes creates a difficult market for imported grapes.
The imported apples in Guangzhou Market primarily come from South Africa, New Zealand, and Chile. The South African apples have only just arrived in the market. There are Fuji apples and Gala apples. One apple trader said that South African Fuji apples sell 200 yuan [29.81 USD] per box, while New Zealand apples sell 250-260 yuan [37.26-38.75 USD] per box. South African apples' price and product quality are similar to previous seasons.
The product movement of South African and New Zealand apples is more or less the same. The product movement of import oranges is improving. This week the import oranges from the USA and Egypt moved very quickly. One trader explained that the delivery volume recently declined, so the price went up, and product movement increased. The larger brands sell the best.