Potatoes/Carrots High price twice as high as the normal year Impact of unseasonable weather June 30 18:13

The prices of potatoes and carrots are about twice as high as in normal times due to the bad weather in the production area. Of these, potatoes are expected to remain high for at least the next month.

As of the 29th, the wholesale prices of major vegetables at the Tokyo Central Wholesale Market were 2.1 times for “potatoes” and 1.9 times for “carrots”.

Regarding the future price outlook, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said that potatoes are expected to remain at high prices slightly below the normal year due to low temperatures in April, such as in Ibaraki prefecture, which is the main production area. is.

In addition, although carrots will continue to have high prices in the first half of next month due to a delay in their growth in Hokkaido, they are expected to return to normal levels in the second half of next month if the weather continues to be favorable.

In addition to onions, which had been at a significantly low price, prices of vegetables such as cabbage, tomatoes, and cucumbers are expected to remain flat in the next month.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said, "Future prices of leafy vegetables such as lettuce may be affected depending on the rain conditions."