Food prices began to increase along with gasoline

Food prices began to increase along with gasoline 3

Food prices began to increase along with gasoline

At some markets in Ho Chi Minh City such as Ba Chieu, Van Thanh, Thi Nghe (Binh Thanh district), Pham Van Hai (Tan Binh district) seafood prices began to increase.

At Ba Chieu market, squid leaf type 6 ounces per piece last week was priced at 200,000 VND per kilogram, now up to 250,000 VND, squid type 400 grams per piece also increased in price from  200,000 to 220,000 VND per kilogram.

Shrimp prices increased by 5,000-10,000 VND per kg.

Prices of some seafood products in Ho Chi Minh City began to increase from 10,000-20,000 VND per kg.

According to traders at Ba Chieu market, the price of some seafood products increased partly due to increased gasoline prices, leading to increased transportation costs compared to previous times.

Ms. Hanh – a seller at this market also said that in the near future, if gasoline prices continue to be given away like in the last 2 months, it is possible that not only seafood but also some other foods or dry goods will increase in price to compensate.

Particularly, some vegetable and fruit products, pork and beef have not shown any signs of change.

Da Lat carrots still stand at 25,000 VND per kg, lettuce at 35,000 VND per kg;

In Hanoi, according to a survey by VnExpress.net, on July 20, at Nghia Tan market, My Dinh, Cau Giay, Thanh Cong… small traders said that the prices of many items have increased.

Food prices began to increase along with gasoline

Pork products increased in price by about 10,000 VND per kilogram, however, traders said that sales were quite sluggish.

In addition to vegetables, food items such as pork have also fluctuated slightly.

Ms. Lua said that this is the summer vacation time for students, the number of customers has decreased a lot, meanwhile, the selling price has increased so the goods are sluggish.

Ms. Thuy, a small trader selling seafood at Thanh Cong market (Ba Dinh district), said that since yesterday morning she had to get goods at a higher price of 10,000-20,000 VND per kg, so she was forced to sell more.

`All kinds of fish also increased by about 10,000 VND per kilo, but fruit fish kept its price at 90,000 VND because buyers were afraid it was a Chinese product so it sold more slowly,` Ms. Thuy said.

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