Vegetables, farm produce skyrocket in North Vietnam

In the aftermath of the recent storm in Central Vietnam, prices of vegetables and farm produce have skyrocketed in North Vietnam.

Transport of vegetables and agricultural produce is cumbersome with many container trucks stuck in the central provinces of Quang Binh, Ha Tinh and Nghe An  (Photo: Cat Tuong)

Transport of vegetables and agricultural produce from south-central provinces, Central Highland City of Da Lat and the Mekong Delta has been cumbersome with many container trucks stuck in the central provinces of Quang Binh, Ha Tinh and Nghe An.

In just one month, prices have already skyrocketed in markets in Hanoi and Northern Provinces, with transportation difficulties worsening the situation even more.

The Department of Finance in Hanoi has been quick to act and has demanded that related agencies enhance supervision to stabilize price of essential commodities and services such as foodstuff, sugar, medication, oil, gas, fertilizer and animal feed.

At present, vegetable prices have gone up by 200 percent. For instance, cabbage is now VND20,000 per kilo, water spinach is VND15,000 a kilo, potatoes are VND25,000 a kilo and tomatoes are VND30,000 a kilo.

Export price of pork meat from southern provinces and the Mekong Delta have also decreased because of excessive flooding in Central Vietnam.

By staff writers - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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