Garlic prices hit new record

08:26, July 27, 2010      

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The price of the garlic in July has risen considerably hitting a new record high. Prices have risen by 25.8 per cent, higher than the peak price marked at the beginning of May.

Shanxi was the province with the most apparent hike nationwide, at 51.3 percent. Hebei. Liaoning, Shandong, Jiangsu, Henan, Shaanxi, Gansu provinces; Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region saw increases that ranged from 30.2 to 42.8 per cent.

Residents from the aforementioned regions complained that garlic prices have surpassed that of pork.

According to media reports, the unpleasant phenomenon is due to reduction of garlic output in the country. In Jinxiang County, Shandong Province, output dropped about 13 per cent due to rising seed costs and recent bad weather.

Also, by July 25, the prices of pork, vegetables, poultry and eggs, fruits and fishery had all seen increases.

Source: Global Times


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