Currently Mangosteen is much over supply in Talad-Thai market, Jaruni Booncheun of “JePui 459” store a large Mangosteen wholesaler in Talad-Thai, ASEAN largest farm product wholesale market located at Khlong Luang, district, Pathum Thani unveiled that the price of Mangosteen this year is the lowest price compare with is price in the year 2006 was down to 2.3-3.00 baht/Kg, the price turned better in the following year, until this year it is again facing another huge over supply situation.
The current price of Mangosteen is start from 8 baht/Kg to the highest price at 18-20 baht, even with nice Mangosteen meat quality.The situation turn tougher since Mangosteen’s from Southern 14 provinces distributed to the market since the mid of last month (July).
“Mangosteen price this year is very low, since it given too much irregular yield or could be double compare with the ordinary volume in the past year, that cause over supply and aggravated by the lower purchasing power of people, while some trader who facing difficulty in retailing sale decided to buy directly from farm to get cheaper price, some turned to be wholesaler in state, that made the overall wholesaling of Mangosteen is very bad this year, while the wholesale price make Mangosteen farmer losing by the higher cost of plantation factors”
Mr.Adit Patraprasit Trading Director of Thai Agro Exchange Limited, Talad-Thai’s executive unveiled that Talad-Tai has 95 Mangosteen traders. There are 500-700 tons of Mangosteen/day enter to Talad-Thai market.
“By the huge volume of Mangosteen enter to Talad-Thai each day Talad-Thai decided to open more selling opportunities to the traders by promoting to sell Mangosteen to the pickup car hawker and to the large trader through the transport trucks to the region, including increasing marketing communication for trader to be able to sell more Mangosteen.”
Some non-profit club and organization is also help promoting Mangosteen for donation to support Mangosteen farmers, especially in The South of Thailand that now is the time that plenty of ripe Mangosteen must be sold unless the farmer will lose by the record low price.Energy College Club is a sample group that help promote Mangosteen from Langsuan District, Chumporn province, a South province of Thailand. Members of the Club is helping raising money to buy Mangosteen to donate to many disadvantage homes for Children and Eleders.
Tomorroe (8 August) There are 13 tons of Mangosteen from JingJo Gas Station Langsuan, Chumporn will reach ENCO building where offices of several major energy companies including Energy Ministry and will be available for sales and donation at the price 35 Baht/ Kg or 100 Kg for 3 Kg to support Mangosteen farmers and the under privilege.