InfoQuest, (June 28, 2019) -- Mr. Mathee Buapueng, head of the Lamphun Commercial Office, disclosed that the Lamphun Commercial Office, the Lamphun Agricultural Office and other cooperative authorities, jointly formulated a 105,257-ton seasonal longan market management plan for Lamphun to distribute market share according to product demand. The details are as follows: 67,917 tons or 64.52 percent of longan is used for processing, including 4,000 tons or 3.80 percent of longan concentrated juice and 63,917 tons or 60.72 percent of dried longan; 37,340 tons or 35.48 percent of longan is sold directly, including 7,340 tons or 6.98 percent in the domestic market and 30,00 tons or 28.50 percent in the export market.
In 2019, the longan yield in Lamphun is as follows: The local longan planting area is 270,189 rai, a year-on-year increase of 265 rai. Where, 269,467 rai longan trees bear fruit, a year-on-year increase of 647 rai. The total output of longan was 230,690 tons, a decrease of 19,780 tons or 7.90 percent over the previous year. There are two kinds of longan on the market. One is seasonal longan, of which the harvest time is June to September 2019, and the yield is 105,257 tons. The other is out-of-season longan, of which the harvest time is January to May 2019 and October to December 2019, with a yield of 125,433 tons.
"Formulation of the longan management plan mentioned above is the responsibility assigned by the Ministry of Commerce to the provincial commercial offices of agricultural products origin. It requires that the management plan and measures for agricultural products coming into the market must be formulated in advance in accordance with the policies of the Ministry of Commerce. Lamphun Commercial Office is confident that longan will be on the market quickly between June and September 2019 and will push longan prices higher," Mr. Mathee said.
Source: InfoQuest, by Phana / Nisarat / Rachada, translated by Xinhua Silk Road
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