Chinese leek prices rising significantly

Leek prices have increased significantly over the recent weeks. At the farmer’s market, leeks with leaves are marketed at around 2.5 yuan per half a kilo, and those with leaves removed can fetch around 3 yuan. This vegetable can be planted several times a year, and its prices constantly fluctuate, with the recent general trend being on the rise. In previous years, dried leeks could only fetch 3-4 yuan per half a kilo in the winter, while now, fresh leeks are marketed at 3 yuan per half a kilo. In the same period last year, the retail price was only around 1.5 yuan per half a kilo, and prices were not high even in last winter and this spring.

Sources at the Shouguang Agricultural Products Logistics Park reported that many vegetables have seen an increase in pricing recently, including leeks, which have seen a significant jump in prices. The main reason is that the local product is not yet available, and the cost of shipping from another province is high, which is eventually reflected in the retail price. Moreover, the heavy rains this summer affected the growth of leeks and prices were driven up accordingly.

Source: Weifang Evening News

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