For the second time in as many months, Taiwan's vegetable prices are up, as super typhoon Chanthu is nearing. According to a UDN report, the average price of vegetables surged by 6.7% overnight. The Central Weather Bureau issued a sea warning at 5:30 a.m. Friday morning and will likely issue a land warning this afternoon as the mega-storm intensifies.
Just last month, torrential rain caused the average vegetable price to skyrocket already. Prices gradually lowered after the rain subsided. Now, due to the incoming typhoon, prices are once again on the upswing. The Council of Agriculture's Agriculture and Food Agency has predicted prices will not fall until after the storm passes.