Vietnam cassia price has reached the record, Farmers are happy, Farmers are excited when cassia price is getting high at level of 16,000 -17,000 VND/ kg in the beginning of the season. This has been the highest price for recent years up to now.
The paths leading to the highland villages of Tra Bong district, Tay Tra, we can smell the cassia fragance in everywhere. From the early morning, we can hear people laughing, showing a bumper harvest for the highlanders in Quang Ngai.
Take us to the cassia garden of 5,000 trees that are 10 years old on the mountain, Ho Van Nhanh said, after two-day harvest he had collected 400 kg of cinnamon bark. At the current rate, it is estimated that it will take 10 days to finish harvesting the existing cassia. “this season will give me over 70 million VND from which i will buy new small trees and the rest will buy some household items,” Nhanh said.
Near the end of day, on roads leading to the center of Tra Bong district, we can easily catch the cassia bark rolls being down the mountain to sell to traders.
After a debate on the quality of cassia bark with purchaser, Mr. Ho Van Tan (Tra Thuy commune, Tra Bong district) sells 60 kg of cassia at a price of 17,000 VND / kg. Mr Tan explained: The cassia is harvested in the begining of season, giving beautiful bark that should be sold at that price. This kind of bark will be dried for making handicrafts. According to Tan, the cassia season starting from March to the end of May is called cassia “money”. In this harvest, cassia bark is very easy to peel, oil content is high quality.
This kind of bark will be dried for making handicrafts, According to market prices, fresh cassia is purchased by traders at 16,000 to 17,000 VND / kg, dried cassia at 36,000 VND / kg. This has been the record price for many previous years. Besides beautiful bark, cassia by-products such as leaves, broken bark from the branches are also purchased for processing essential oils and incense so the value from cassia grows significantly.
Representatives of a cassia company said that cassia has been sold at stable price and 4000 vnd/kg higher than the price from the past of two years. This helps growers have a stable income. On the average, the company buys from 5 to 7 tons of cassia to make many typical products of Quang Ngai.
“The products from Tra Bong and Tay Tra are highly appreciated by the market because they have a special aroma, contain high levels of essential oils … Currently, Vietnam cassia oil and handicraft products are made from cassia bark Such as decorations, tea containers, toothpick containers, incense … that are consumed strongly, “said Luong.
It is estimated that there are nearly 7,000Ha of cassia in Tra Bong and Tay Tra. On the average, each year 1,000-1,200 tons of cassia are sold into the market, bringing a significant income source for Kor people.
Vietnam cassia tree is one of promissing plants for Vietnam people, helping people get out of poverty, giving them get income of hundred of million VND per year, it is impossible if they grow rice as before.
each year, the planting area keep expanding, means that the volumes of cassia material increase to meet the requirement of export. Now Vietnam cassia is step by step getting international customers due to quality, taste and fragrance. We can believe of brighter future of Vietnam cassia along with development of Vietnam agriculture and export.
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