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Madagascar: Exports of Malagasy litchi limited in tonnage to avoid a fall in prices in Europe




Madagascar: Exports of Malagasy litchi limited in tonnage to avoid a fall in prices in Europe
All players in the sector of litchi in Madagascar decided during a meeting last Friday, the Ministry of Commerce of limiting the in tonnage for export.

Thus, the maximum was set at 17,500 tones, and this, so that prices for the juicy red fruit hull does not bear the full brunt, from mid-November, a decline in prices in European markets such as known in 2011.

"Exports have reached the 22,000 tones in 2011. Prices fell sharply, so that exporters were unable to pay the price of packaging cartons. In addition, a significant amount has been returned by some customers, resulting in big losses for operators", says an actor in the litchi sector.

New countries like Russia could also see in the next few years disembark in their market stalls Malagasy litchis, as indicated by the newspaper L'Express of Madagascar.



Antso Rajaona


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