Fiji: Suva Market Vendors Association expects high vegetables prices for at least 3 more months

Suva Market Vendors Association President, Sofia Talei says they are running out of vegetable and root crop supplies at the Suva Market. As market vendors experience increasing costs, the prices will be as high as $5 a heap for some vegetables.

Talei says just four or five eggplants are selling at $5 a heap as the vendors are now buying a bag for over $100 which used to cost them $20 a bag before the floods.

Talei adds the market vendors are now paying between $150 to $180 for a bag of ginger and $7 per kg for bhindi (okra) which used to be $1 per kg before the floods. She says they do not have cabbage in the market. She says their suppliers' farms in Sigatoka and Naitasiri were  devastated in the floods earlier this month.


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