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Sri Lanka: Wholesale vegetable prices see big increase

Wholesale price of vegetables growing by leaps and bounds

The Dambulla Economic Centre says that the wholesale prices of a number of vegetables in the market have increased to over Rs.300 a kilogramme.

The wholesale price of a kilogramme of Beans, Carrots, Leeks, Banana, Peppers have increased to over Rs.300 per kilogramme at the Dambulla Economic Centre.

In addition, the prices of a low country vegetables such as Bittergourd , Brinjals (eggplant) and Snakegourd have increased to a price between Rs.130 – 200 a kilogramme.

It is observed that when wholesale market prices reach such a level, the prices in the retail market increase by a further Rs. 100.

Farmers point out that the reason for the sharp increase in vegetable prices was the destruction of crops by the incessant downpour experienced in the recent days.

Source: newsfirst.lk

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