Downpours in Dominican Republic disrupt food prices

Some prices of food products in Dominican markets have declines, others increased in the wake of the damage caused by the floods of the two storms Isaías and Laura. Vegetables dropped in price due to the rains. Carrots, broccoli, tomatoes and vegetables used to have a “more or less stable price,” said a vendor on the Duarte market.

He added that, so far, the vegetables are kept at variable prices depending on the conditions of each day. “The sale is weak, there are no buyers. Things are bad,” he said.

In the small establishments of the Duarte Market the presence of these foods was rare. Dominicantoday.com also quoted another vendor as saying: “in the market things are not as good as they look” due to the rains that have caused flooding. His stand had parsley and other vegetables in poor condition.


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