The price of grape in the market
is three times the amount
charged at farms as no direct
sales are taking place between
cultivators and consumers, according
to a report in Myawady
Grape cultivators are selling
their fruit at Ks2,000 per
viss. However, consumers have
to buy the grape at between
Ks6,000 and Ks8,000 per viss.
“The gap in grape prices
charged by cultivators and retailers
is wide. However, the
grape market is cool. The fruit
price has not increased this year
compared to last year. In fact, it
has been declining. This is not
related to the fruit yield,” said
Ko Hlaing Tun of Palae Vineyard
in Sae Palae Gone Village,
Yamethin Township, Mandalay
Recently, the vineyard
produced some 30,000 visses of
grape per day. Cultivators have
not fixed a price for the fruit.
“Traders and brokers are manipulating the fruit market.
Local farmers are not aware of
the price in the market, when
they send the fruits to the middlemen,
the middlemen pay the
local farmers a percentage after
selling the fruit to traders,” said
Ko Hlaing Tun.
The price of local fruits
is high compared to imported
fruits because of the cultivation
and transport costs.
Grapes are cultivated in
Yamethin, Meiktila, Pyawbwe,
Monywa, Magway, the Pakokku
township and Shan State.
Grape is cultivated on some
10,000 acres in Myanmar. Of
these, some 5,000 acres are in
More than 3,000 local people
cultivate grape in Myanmar,
including more than 2,000 in