The rainy season affects the supply of local fruits and vegetables in Singapore, street vendors: Reduced supply and higher prices

Published Jan 15, 2024

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Recent rainy weather in Malaysia has impacted the quality and price of fruits and vegetables imported to Singapore. The reduced supply from Malaysia has increased wholesale prices, leading vendors to pass on the higher costs to consumers. However, with improved weather, prices are expected to fall soon.
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Rainy days have continued in recent months, and the quality and price of fruits and vegetables imported from Malaysia have been affected. The interviewed vendors reported that the supply of fruits and vegetables from Malaysia has reduced, resulting in an increase in wholesale prices, and vendors have to pass on the increased costs to consumers. However, the Fruit and Vegetable Importers and Exporters Association Interviewees said that the weather has improved in the past week and the prices of fruits and vegetables are expected to fall. "Lianhe Zaobao" reporters went to the Kovan Market in Hougang Block 209 and the Lorong Aso Market in Hougang Block 105 on Sunday morning (January 14) to learn about the latest situation from vegetable vendors and fruit vendors. When interviewed, Yeo Chung Cheng (39 years old), a vegetable vendor at Kovan Market, said that the Malaysian vegetables he imported include cucumbers, old cucumbers, lettuce and mustard greens, etc., mainly from Kulai and ...
Source: Zaobao
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