The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has announced the outlook for vegetable prices for next month.

Due to the many days with high temperatures, prices of Chinese cabbage and carrots, which are used in hot pot dishes, are likely to remain high.

On the 28th, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced the wholesale price outlook for 14 main vegetable items shipped to the Tokyo Central Wholesale Market.

According to this report

, as of the 26th of this month, Chinese cabbage prices were 96% higher than normal, and some places in Ibaraki Prefecture, the main production area, have already finished shipping due to the high temperatures, so it is expected that next month's price will be 96% higher than usual. It is expected to remain at least 10% higher than normal.

In addition

, in the first half of next month, shipments of carrots in Chiba Prefecture, the main production area, will decrease due to the effects of rising temperatures, and prices will remain high by more than 10%, but in the second half of next month, prices will increase by more than 10% from other production areas. Due to an increase in shipments, it is expected that the situation will return to normal.

In addition

, onion prices are expected to exceed normal levels by more than 10% due to a decrease in shipments due to high temperatures.

On the other hand

, prices for lettuce are expected to remain below normal for the first

half of next month and for the entire month of next month.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, ``As temperatures remain high, there is a tendency for vegetables to grow faster overall, and vegetables that have not been able to switch production areas successfully will become more expensive, and conversely, vegetables whose shipping periods overlap in each production area will tend to grow faster. "The price is expected to be lower."