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Low Harvest Causing Garlic High Prices

Monday, May 27, 2024

The volume of garlic harvests in a number of production centers is dwindling. The price hike is becoming more difficult to contain.

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A farm worker drying Lengkong garlic at a garlic wholesaler depot in Dangkel village, Temanggung, Central Java, Marcg 26, 2022. ANTARA/Anis Efizudin . tempo : 172147807066.

DINAR was shocked when she had to pay Rp13,000 (around US$0.81) for 250 grams of garlic at a stall in Depok, West Java, on Wednesday, May 22. Normally, the 40-year-old housewife was able to get more garlic for only Rp10,000 (US$0.62).

Marni from Medan, North Sumatra, also faces an increase in the price of garlic from Rp500 to Rp1,000 (US$0.03-0.06). She had to pay Rp40,000 (US$2.50) for a kilogram of garlic at the Sukaramai Market in Medan.

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Mei Leandha (Medan) contributed to this article.

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