Declining production set to drive up Vietnamese mangosteen prices

May 02, 2024 | Produce Report |

Ongoing hot weather in Binh Duong, Vietnam, is expected to decrease mangosteen production by 70%. Binh Duong, known for various fruits, has over 1,000 hectares of mangosteen. The city of Thuan An leads with 600 hectares. Production fluctuates yearly, but this year's decline is due to prolonged heat and pest issues. A policy to support growers ended in 2021, and rising agricultural costs further challenge them. Wholesale prices for mangosteens range from 50,000 to 80,000 dong ($1.97–3.15) per kilogram and are expected to rise due to limited supply. Growers hope for new government policies to maintain profitability.

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