Announcements

Job offersmore »





Tweeting Growers

Top 5 - yesterday

  • No news has been published yesterday.

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »




Vegetable prices up in Malaysia

Checks by The Star this week showed that consumers in Malaysia will have to fork out extra money for vegetables and fish, as prices of these items have increased due to the monsoon season.

Other than red chillies (just a week ago, they were RM10 [2.54 USD] per kg), vegetables such as lady’s fingers and long beans are now being sold at RM9 [2.28 USD] per kg, up from RM5 [1.27 USD] and RM7 [1.78 USD] respectively before the floods hit Johor and Pahang on New Year’s Day.

Market trader Zamana Abu Bakar said even the price of bean sprouts had gone up from RM1.50 [0.38 USD] per kg to RM3 [0.76 USD]. “A crate of tomatoes is now RM34 compared to RM22 previously,” she added.

Fellow vegetable trader Lee Bing Long said the prices were likely to remain high until the Chinese New Year period.

Read more at The Star (Brian Martin)

Publication date: 1/22/2018

 


 

Other news in this sector:

5/18/2018 Early finish in Florida from rain will see radish prices rise
5/18/2018 CAN (ON): Growers lament high hydro rates, increased labour costs
5/18/2018 "Mexican horticulture thrives like never before"
5/17/2018 New Zealand horticulture reaches new height at $8.8 billion
5/17/2018 Spain: Almeria seeks to boost maritime shipments of fruit and veg
5/17/2018 Mood among Flemish greenhouse vegetable growers increasingly positive
5/17/2018 Irish ag minister underlines importance of new employment permits
5/17/2018 China: Pepper supply shortage leads to price increase
5/17/2018 Canada to expand agricultural market access in China
5/16/2018 "European aromatic herb market is growing strongly"
5/16/2018 US (FL): Warm weather sees cucumber volume improve
5/16/2018 Large volume of low priced cucumbers in central China
5/16/2018 China: Yunnan peppers are unmarketable
5/15/2018 Map of South Asian language families
5/15/2018 Florida tomato growers enjoy excellent spring conditions
5/14/2018 Belgium accounts for 96% of EU's chicory export to Canada
5/14/2018 Canadian veg production increases, production costs rise
5/11/2018 ‘We want to include unknown products to our existing customers’
5/11/2018 Turkey: Lifting of Russian restrictions affects domestic tomato prices
5/11/2018 Australia allocates $121.6 million budget for national biosecurity