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Thai Commerce Ministry promotes market integration in fruit pricing | Thai Visa – The Nation

BANGKOK, 29 July 2019 (NNT) – Selling prices at farms for some fruit such as mangosteens have recently plummeted due to an oversupply during the harvest season. The Department of Internal trade has now invited retailers including petrol stations to join a video conference with commercial affairs officials across the country, to find applicable solutions to the problem.

The quantity of mangosteen hitting the market is currently at 30 percent of the expected annual harvest, with the selling price at farms just 13-15 baht per kilogram. The oversupply situation affecting the price now requires harvested mangosteen to be sold as quickly as possible. The Department of Internal Trade’s Director General Wichai Phochanakit has ordered Provincial Commercial Affairs officials to promote marketing opportunities for the mangosteen harvest by selling 5-kilogram mangosteen packages at local Blue Flag stores; must-see markets, and provincial central markets.

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