Two Apple 16 yuan netizens shouted: I can’t afford fruit this year.

  Recently, many people have found that the price of fruits has gone up. Fruits such as litchi and cherries, which are usually relatively expensive, are even more expensive than "don’t want to buy" … … According to the data released by the Nutrition Society of China recently, the average daily fruit intake of urban and rural residents in China is at a low level, so experts suggest that a person should eat one catty of vegetables and half a catty of fruit every day. In this regard, the online discussion group went astray, "Fruit is more expensive than meat", which expressed the voice of many netizens in one sentence.

  Fruit is more expensive than meat.

  Netizen: "My heart hurts when I eat."

  Yang Yuexin, chairman of the China Nutrition Society, pointed out that fruits and vegetables provide the human body with daily essential vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, plant compounds and other nutrients, and are an important part of a reasonable diet. Insufficient intake of fruits and vegetables will increase the morbidity and mortality of hypertension, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Ma Guansheng, vice chairman of the Nutrition Society of China, even suggested that we should ensure that there are vegetables in meals and fruits every day, and one should eat one catty of vegetables and half a catty of fruits every day. Unexpectedly, for this statement, many netizens have exploded, and the topic has gone astray collectively. Listen to the personal experience of netizens:

  "peaches are 20 yuan a catty, and you can’t afford fruit in Hainan"; "Nectarine is 15 yuan a catty, and the taste is still average"; "Six little mango 58 yuan, really can’t afford it"; "A quarter of a watermelon is 17 yuan, which hurts when you eat it"; "Even the unpretentious apples have gone up in price. The total price of two apples with average appearance and taste is 15.98 yuan, almost 8 yuan each. Can you believe it?" Judging from everyone’s feedback, the most "kind" banana is: "Just three bananas are more than a catty, and all the others have started with six pieces. I really can’t afford it."

  Netizens like rabbits sleeping standing up: I can’t afford to eat, and now fruit is more expensive than meat. The glory of the king, a netizen, beat his younger brother: Now the price of fruit is almost catching up with that of seafood. I can’t afford it, so I can only eat one and a half kilos of vegetables.

  The reporter visited the retail terminal

  Three apples are equal to a catty of pork belly.

  On the 14th, the reporter visited several farmers’ markets and supermarkets in Chengdu. The price tag on the fruit and what the vendors said confirmed this: the price of fruit is indeed a bit high recently.

  In a chain supermarket, a catty of cherries is 50 yuan, and a randomly weighed cherry is 1.25 yuan, which can buy an egg with a moderate price; A catty of red Fuji 9.9 yuan, the price of three red Fuji apples can buy a catty of pork belly; Peaches are 16.8 yuan a catty, and the prices of three peaches and a catty of pork belly are also quite the same. "The most expensive is cherries, 50 yuan/kg, cherry 35 yuan/kg, mangosteen 25 yuan/kg, and the cheapest banana is 5 yuan/kg." In an ordinary farmer’s market in Jinjiang District, a fruit merchant told reporters that even the most common apples have sold to 11 yuan for 1 catty, which is several pieces higher than the price at this time last year. In the store next door, the price of cherries has reached 70 yuan/Jin. Vendors say that all the fruits sold in the store are seasonal, and if they are sold out of season, the price is more expensive. "Since the beginning of this year, the price of fruit has risen sharply, and our business is not good." In the farmer’s market, the vendors frowned. As for the reasons, they are not very clear.

  On a nationwide scale, the prices of various fruits are on the rise. According to the monitoring of "National Agricultural Products Wholesale Market Price Information System" of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, among fruits, the biggest increase is Red Fuji apple. Since mid-March, the ring has been showing a year-on-year growth trend, and in the past two weeks, the year-on-year increase has even exceeded 40%. In addition, after the Spring Festival, the price of bananas has been higher than that of the same period last year, and the price of watermelons has been rising year-on-year for nearly two months.

  The fruit retail data released recently in many places also point to the same result: price increase. For example, according to the information released by the Guangdong Provincial Department of Commerce, the average retail price of fruits increased by 0.2% from May 6 to May 12. Due to the rainy weather last week, the transportation and storage costs of fruits increased slightly, driving the overall price of fruits to rise. According to the data of Guangxi Department of Commerce, from May 6 to May 12, the retail price of fruits was 9.46 yuan/kg, and the price increased by 1.94% from the previous month. Among the seven retail fruit varieties monitored, the retail prices of apples, grapes, pears, watermelons and lychees rose.


  Why is fruit so expensive this year?

  Too much rain during the flowering period of Longquan loquat leads to reduced production.

  "The price of loquat is good this year, and the bad ones are removed, and the large and small fruits are packaged and sold. 10 yuan weighs a catty, which is twice as high as last year." Zeng Xinjian is a big loquat planter in Longquan industrial and rural areas, planting 20 mu of loquat. Due to the weather, there is too much rain at the flowering stage of loquat, which leads to insufficient flower bud differentiation, low fruiting rate and nearly half of loquat yield. "In the past, it was possible to produce 1,500 kg to 2,000 kg per mu, but now it is reduced by about 1,000 kg per mu, and the overall output is reduced by at least 40%." Zeng Xinjian said that at the end of April, loquat was about to mature, entered the last expansion period, and suffered from high temperature. The loquat facing the sun all showed "sun scars" to varying degrees. "The taste of this kind of loquat has not changed, but the appearance is very poor, and the purchaser will not want it. It must be picked out when picking." Zeng Xinjian said that as a result, the output has dropped by tens of thousands of Jin, making the overall output drop by 60%, the output drop and the price of loquat rise, making his income this year lower than last year. "Last year, it was able to sell for 120,000 yuan, and this year it is estimated to be only 80,000 yuan."

  Zhang Wenxiang, director of the workers’ and peasants’ villages, said that there are 2,000 mu of loquat planting areas in industrial and rural areas. At present, the purchase price is from 10 yuan to 12 yuan/kg. Due to weather factors, the overall output has dropped this year, but the price has doubled compared with the same period last year. "It is estimated that the income of villagers this year will be the same as last year."

  Large watermelon growers switched jobs, resulting in reduced production.

  At 4 o’clock in the afternoon, Chengdu Pengzhou Mengyang Fruit Wholesale Market was deserted. Last year, the watermelon area where Ren Dajie was located was not like this.

  "Even at this time last year, the watermelons were sold from one end to the other." Sister Ren has been engaged in watermelon business for more than ten years. This year, the price of watermelon is really high and "affordable". At present, Chengdu basically sells local watermelons in Dayi. It has been sold for half a month since 3.1 yuan/Jin -3.3 yuan/Jin, which was listed in early May, and the wholesale price is still maintained at 2.5 yuan/Jin -2.6 yuan/Jin.

  "In previous years, just two or three pieces were listed. In a few days, a large number of watermelons were listed, and they immediately fell to a few hairs." Ren Dajie said that the main reason is the reduction of production. In the past few years, the price of watermelon continued to be low. Last year, it suffered from floods. Large growers lost money year after year, and large growers in other places retreated and changed careers, resulting in a decline in production, at least by half. "As soon as the price is high, many people will stop eating, and fewer people will buy melons."

  Apple and pear suffered from frost during flowering period, resulting in reduced production.

  Speaking of the prices of apples and pears, Deng Darong, who has been a fruit wholesaler for 30 years, said, "It is rare for decades, and the price has risen fiercely, quickly and greatly." Deng Darong said that the apples sold in the market are all from Jingning County, Gansu Province. At present, the wholesale price of apples varies according to the size of the fruit, and the price is 5 yuan/Jin -8 yuan Jin. The reason is that in April last year, when the apple bloomed, the northern part suffered from frost, the fruit setting rate was low, and the output was significantly reduced by 2/3, and the appearance was not good. Since it was purchased and put into storage last year, all localities began to snap up, and the purchase price per Jin was higher than that of previous years. This year,

  "When the output is small, all localities are grabbing goods, and the price is even higher when they grab it." Deng Darong said that in addition to apples, there are pears and other fruits affected by frost. He predicted that although apples and pears are out of stock at present, there is little room for future price increases. "It has reached the peak, and the possibility of rising again is very small."

  Insufficient nutrition of litchi and other reasons lead to reduced production.

  For litchi, this year is a veritable small year. At present, the litchi sold in Chengdu comes from Haikou, and the output has decreased by at least two-thirds. Now the wholesale price is 17 yuan/Jin -18 yuan/Jin. He Qun, the person in charge of Renping Fruit Industry Co., Ltd., said that litchi has a three-year cycle. The year before last and last year were bumper harvest years, and this year happens to be a small year for litchi. "The bumper harvest for two consecutive years has excessively consumed the nutrition of branches. In addition, last year, it was a warm winter in the south, and it was affected by rain, which directly led to a decrease in yield." She predicted that Guangdong litchi would be listed in the next few days, but it was also affected by the reduction in production, and the price dropped slightly, but there was not much room for decline.

  The origin of cherries is not large, and the price has been high over the years.

  And online celebrity fruit "cherries", He Qun said, this is a normal price, which is not much different from previous years. Recently, cherries sold for 70 to 80 yuan a catty, because cherries are produced in Shandong. "People produce early, the output is not big, and the price has been high over the years." He Qun said. Now Wenchuan and Hanyuan cherries have been listed, and the wholesale price is from 15 yuan/kg to 25 yuan/kg, and the price is not much different from previous years.


  National Bureau of Statistics: Prices will not remain high.

  The State Council Press Office held a press conference on the morning of 15th. Liu Aihua, spokesperson of the National Bureau of Statistics, introduced the national economic operation in April this year and answered relevant questions. Liu Aihua said that consumer prices rose by 2.5% in April, an increase of 0.2 percentage points over the previous month. The year-on-year increase of individual varieties has risen, and the year-on-year increase of pork, fresh vegetables and fresh fruits has exceeded 10%. There are two factors that led to the increase in April, one is the increase in pork prices, and the other is that fresh vegetables and fruits with strong seasonality are greatly affected by seasonality. Among them, from the price of fresh vegetables and fresh fruits, these two varieties are obviously affected by seasonal factors of extreme weather, and these seasonal short-term shocks are not sustainable, and the price increase of fresh vegetables and fresh fruits will not last at a high level. From these aspects, food prices have a stable foundation.