Vietnam: Prices of green vegetables in Ho Chi Minh City increased sharply
Published Aug 5, 2023
The price of lettuce and broccoli in traditional markets has increased by 10,000 VND per kg to 50,000 VND and 70,000 VND respectively, while spinach is now 5,000 VND more expensive, costing 45,000 VND per kg. The decrease in vegetable output has caused prices to increase by 5-15%, depending on the type. The prolonged rainstorm has led to a decrease in vegetable production, resulting in higher prices at the wholesale market.
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The types of green vegetables, amaranth, spinach, and sprouts increased by 5,000 VND, to 25,000-70,000 VND per kg. Tubers such as potatoes and carrots cost more than 3,000-5,000 VND per kilogram, to 35,000-40,000 VND. Ms. Lan, a stall owner at Pham Van Hai market (Tan Binh), said that a week ago, the quantity of goods arriving at the wholesale market decreased. The number of vegetables imported to her stall is also 10% less than before. "The decrease in output pushes the price of each vegetable to increase by 1,000-7,000 VND per kilogram. After adding costs, the price of vegetables at the market increases by 5-15%, depending on the type," said Ms. Lan. Similarly, Ms. Oanh, the owner of a vegetable stall at Xom Moi market (Go Vap), said that in recent days, spinach and small broccoli are scarce, so she cannot import this variety for sale. Mr. Hoa, owner of the clean vegetable cooperative in Tien Giang said that the price of vegetables distributed to the Thu Duc wholesale market ...