Taiwan tomato price gets high due to supply shortage

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Tomato retail shop at a wet market.

As the supply has been short in the vegetable market, Taiwan tomato price has increased.

At the present, just a few tomatoes are left to harvest at tomato plantations, because of this fact, tomato prices have climbed up, according to tomato farmers.

“Now Burmese tomatoes become rare and Taiwan tomatoes also become short. Taiwan tomatoes are planted by supporting with wooden stakes. Both prices of Burmese tomato and Taiwan tomato have increased. Wholesale price is now K500 a viss, up from K350. It has been about 10 days that prices have gone up. The reason is the supply of crops has been short,” said a tomato farmer from Zalun township in Ayeyawady Region.

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Tomatoes are sold at Mandalay market.

It is also expected that tomato prices will increase further after Thingyan.

“Prices are likely to continue rising. The wholesale price is K500 and resell them at K800 -K1000,” he said.

There are farmers who grow tomato and other vegetables on farmlands by pumping underground water from solar-powered system which helps them to expand plantation acres.

Thit Taw/ZS


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