Of the main vegetable wholesale prices, lettuce and potatoes are more than 50% higher than normal due to the effects of the long rains this month and the high temperatures in Hokkaido.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the prices of major vegetables on the Tokyo Central Wholesale Market as of 30th are 89% higher for lettuce and 50% higher for potatoes than normal.
In addition, 14% of carrots and 9% of cucumbers are higher than normal.
The reasons for this are that lettuce and cucumber have been delayed in growth due to the effects of long rains and cloudy skies since the middle of this month, and that potatoes and carrots have continued to grow at high temperatures and lack of rain in Hokkaido, which is the main production area.
In addition, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced next month's price outlook that potatoes are not growing due to the effects of high temperatures and lack of rain in Hokkaido, and will remain at high prices throughout the next month. increase.
On the other hand, regarding lettuce, according to the announcement on the 31st, next month was about the same as normal, but "If you look at the shipping status, it is possible that the high price will continue until the first half of next month. I want to. "Keywords: