Jugos, bebidas, vinos y licoresJul. 25, 2013
Manzanas/India: caen importaciones desde EE.UU
Apple growers in Himachal Apple are benefiting from the devalued rupee.
The fall in value has made imports more expensive, reducing the volumes of US apples in the domestic marketplace.
“The imported apples are quite costly these days and beyond the reach of the common man. So, apples from Himachal that are comparatively cheaper are their preferred choice,” Gopal Mehta, a prominent apple grower of Kotgarh in upper Shimla, told IANS.
The rupee had gained 24 paise and was at 59.59 to the dollar Tuesday morning against 59.35 at close of trade on Friday.
A standard box containing 20 kg of top quality imported apples, which ranged from Rs.1,700 to Rs.2,000 ($29-34) in Delhi’s Azadpur wholesale fruit market last year, now costs around Rs.2,600.
The retail price of the imported apples, which was around Rs.150 a kg last year, is currently above Rs.200, which is almost double that of the domestic fruit, he said.
Publication date: 7/25/2013