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Vegetable prices doubled Beijing residents: can only choose cheap food | price increase | lack of electricity

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[Epoch Times October 26, 2021](The Epoch Times reporter Luo Ya and Gao Miao interviewed and reported) “Spinach is 7 yuan per catty, eggplant is 9 yuan per catty, and leek yellow (sprouts) is a dozen yuan per catty, like green beans. This kind of expensive dishes can’t even be read.” “In the past, vegetables were eaten as you like, but now you have to eat them carefully,” said Ms. Li, a Shanghai citizen.

Since October, vegetable prices in China have risen fiercely, with prices generally doubling. Ms. Li told the Epoch Times reporter on the 25th that the price of vegetables began to rise before the eleventh, and after the eleventh, the price rose even faster, and it continued to rise without ever falling. “The kale that used to be more than 1 yuan has now risen to more than 3 yuan, and many vegetables (prices) have doubled.”

Ms. Wang, who lives in Beijing, also told the Epoch Times reporter, “Tofu cost 2 yuan a year last year, and 4 yuan this year; bean sprouts cost 1.5 yuan last year, and 3 or 4 yuan this year; Around RMB yuan.” Even, “Melon seeds have doubled, 8 yuan last year and 16 yuan this year,” she said, except for food prices and wages that have not doubled, but the prices of everything grown, including dried fruits, have doubled.

She also said that if tofu is doubled, the prices of other things are doubled. Because the vegetables are all from the south, not in the north (this season).

She said that the salary is too low and she has two children, so according to her family’s standards, she can only choose cheap dishes such as cabbage, potatoes, radishes, and bean sprouts.

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As for why vegetables have risen so much, Ms. Wang said that according to news reports, there are some places where wages cannot be paid and civil servants are paid solely by fines. There are so many checkpoints along the way to Beijing. Not only do you have to pay tolls, but you also have to be fined. In addition, the driver’s food and drink, gas and parking fees, etc., will eventually rise. She couldn’t help sighing: “Too many links, too many yamen.”

In addition, a netizen also said that Xi’an beans and spinach cost 10 yuan a catty, broccoli 9 yuan a catty, and even the ordinary zucchini costs 6 yuan a catty, and vegetables can’t be eaten.

Compared with vegetables, the price of pork is significantly cheaper. For example, the price of pork belly is 9.8 yuan per catty before and after the skin, and the pork belly is 10.8 yuan per catty. Some netizens ridiculed, “The poor can only eat meat.” Some netizens said, “Come on. After heating, prepare to plant a few pots of Chinese cabbage at home” to cope with rising vegetable prices.

According to a report from Sina.com, starting from the week of September 19, the weekly index of the Shouguang Vegetable Price Index, known as the barometer of Chinese vegetable prices, has risen for four consecutive weeks. After entering October, vegetable prices continued to rise, among which green leafy vegetables such as spinach rose rapidly.

In this regard, the independent mainland economist Gong Shengli said in an interview with The Epoch Times that since northern greenhouse vegetables are mainly grown in greenhouses, and the greenhouses are completely maintained by electricity and consume a lot of electricity, the lack of electricity will directly affect it. To vegetable production.

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In addition, Tencent.com quoted industry insiders’ analysis as saying that it is now at a time when the market for summer vegetables is basically over, and the amount of vegetables on the market in autumn and winter is small. In addition, this year’s rapid temperature drop and heavy rainfall have reduced the production of vegetables in some areas after being flooded by rain. , The lack of market supply has led to a significant increase in vegetable prices.

In addition, since the beginning of this year, prices of seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, etc. have risen, and oil prices have continued to rise, which has led to an increase in transportation costs, which has also boosted vegetable prices.

According to reports, vegetable wholesalers predict that as the weather turns fine and vegetable transportation returns to normal, vegetable prices will fall, but they will still be higher than normal prices in previous years.

Editor in charge: Gao Jing#

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