The harvest season in Bangladesh is underway for local fruits such as mango, jackfruit and lychee, but there is also growing demand for fruits which have to be imported.
Sales of fruits in retail markets across the country have increased as – – due to the Covid-19 pandemic – citrus fruits are in great demand as people consume more fruits in a bid to boost their immunity, importers noted.
According to the customs department, a total of 213,106 tonnes of fruit were imported between January and June. The quantity of imports is 19.18 percent higher than in the same period last year.
In the first six months of 2019, 78,803 tonnes of fruits imported through the Chattogram port.