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Published Apr 20, 2024

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Following Eid, the price of shallots in Cirebon City, West Java, has surged from IDR 20 thousand to IDR 55 thousand per kilogram, primarily due to flood-induced crop damage in key producing areas such as Brebes, Losari, and Demak. This calamity has forced local traders to procure shallots from alternative sources like Pekalongan and Pemalang, albeit in limited quantities, leading to a scarcity that has driven prices up in the Jagasatru Main Market and other traditional markets.
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REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, CIREBON – The price of shallots in traditional markets in Cirebon City, West Java experienced a high spike after Eid. Floods in shallot centers are said to be the cause of the spike in commodity prices. Based on monitoring at the Jagasatru Main Market, Cirebon City, the price of shallots is currently set at around IDR 55 thousand per kilogram. In fact, during Eid al-Fitr yesterday, the price of this commodity was only IDR 20 thousand per kilogram. "The price has gone up since a few days ago," said a vegetable trader at the Jagasatru Main Market, Karsono, Friday (19/4/2024). Karsono estimates that the price of shallots in other traditional markets, which are not main markets, may be even higher. Karsono said, from the information he received, the spike in shallot prices was caused by floods that hit the Brebes, Losari and Demak areas, which have been the center of shallots. Floods are said to have hit agricultural land in the area before harvest time. Karsono said ...
Source: Republika
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