The overall garlic price in 2019 rose in northern China. According to Xie Lei, an analyst at the Beijing Xinfadi Market, since May, prices of the new crop sold at the market have increased by 104% over the same period last year. In the following two months, prices continued to rise, only starting to fall recently.
Recently, the wholesale price at the market stayed at 8.4-9.6 yuan/kg, up 200% year-on-year compared with that of 2-4 yuan/kg during the same period last year. In the last 2-3 weeks, prices at the market became less stable and started to drop. As the stockpiling season will reach an end in August, many growers are rushing to sell, leading prices to start declining recently.
For garlic growers, the quality of garlic not yet in storage will decline by the beginning of autumn, accompanied by a lack of purchasers, so it is also the final opportunity to sell.
Source: Voice of Chinese Villages