⏩ There is a tremendous increase in the demand for lemons in China.
⏩ This boom in demand for lemon in China is coming from cities like Beijing and Shanghai.
⏩ Before the new wave of Covid, the price of half a kilo of lemons was 2 or 3 yuan, now they are being sold for 6 yuan.
Beijing. Since the arrival of the new deadly wave of Covid-19 in China, there is a tremendous increase in the demand for lemon. Due to this, the business of lemon farmers there has suddenly started increasing rapidly as the people of China are turning to natural remedies to fight the rising wave of Covid infection. A farmer named Wayne said that there is a lot of fire in the lemon market. Wen grows lemons on about 130 acres (53 ha) of land in Anyu, in China’s southwestern province of Sichuan. This province produces about 70 percent of fruits in China.
According to a report in the South China Morning Post, Wen said that his sales have increased from 5 or 6 tons a day in the past week to 20 to 30 tons. This surge in demand for Wayne’s lemons is coming from cities like Beijing and Shanghai. Only last month, Chinese fruit and vegetable farmers were worried about their huge fresh produce. Due to the effect of strict restrictions on transportation, the price of lemon in the villages of the Enue area was reduced to almost zero. Because they could not be sold. Due to this, the farmers suffered huge losses. But now everything has changed. People in China have started buying foods rich in Vitamin C to boost their immunity against the new wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
After the sudden withdrawal of the zero-covid policy issued for the last three years, due to the new outbreak of Corona in China, there has been a shortage of medicines for colds and flu. Liu Yanjing, another farmer in Anyu, said that lemon prices have doubled in the last four or five days. He is working 14 hours a day to deal with orders pouring in from across the country. Before the new wave of Covid-19, the price of half a kilo of lemon was 2 or 3 yuan, while now they are being sold for 6 yuan. On the other hand, the sale of other fruits including oranges and pears is also increasing on the e-commerce platform Dingdong Macai. According to a report, the sale of goods in Freshippo, a grocery chain owned by Alibaba Group Holding, has increased by almost 900 percent.