Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) In the wake of massive flooding caused by torrential rain in southern Taiwan recently, the average wholesale price of vegetables in Taipei reached NT$42.3 (US$1.37) per kilogram Sunday, the highest this year and a rise of 5 percent from Saturday.
The last time wholesale vegetable prices were this high was during the last week of October 2017, with a peak of NT$44.22 on Oct. 29, mainly because of short supply at the beginning and end of a season.
Vegetable prices in the Taipei wholesale market have been above NT$40 per kilogram since Sept. 5 after heavy rain triggered flooding in southern Taiwan on Aug. 23, driving prices over NT$40 on Aug. 25 for the first time this year.
Wang Meng-lung (???), secretary-general of Taipei City Government's market administration office, told CNA Sunday that his office is closely monitoring prices and will introduce price stabilization measures if necessary.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel