Pre-Lunar New Year fruit prices up sharply from last year: COA

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/01/19
By: Yang Shu-min and Y.F. Low

Taipei, Jan. 19 (CNA) In the run up to the Lunar New Year the price of meat has remained relatively stable while that for fruit has seen the biggest increase compared with last year, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said on Thursday.

On average, fruit was being sold at NT$72.1 per kilogram at Taipei Fruit and Vegetable Market on Thursday, two weeks before the holiday, 29.2 percent higher than the NT$55.8 recorded during the same period last year, the COA said.

Indian jujubes, in particular, were 94.9 percent more expensive than last year and tangerines 30 percent higher, the council said.

However, vegetable prices were 45.8 percent cheaper than last year, the COA added.   [FULL  STORY]

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