Veggie prices up due to heat and dry spell brought on by El Nino


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  • Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Green goods: A customer choosing vegetables at a supermarket in Kuala Lumpur. As heat and a dry spell have caused prices to increase, too much rain could also have a similar effect on the cost of produce.

JOHOR BARU: The extended spell of hot weather due to El Nino has taken a toll on the crops, causing the prices of vegetables to rise by between 30% and 50%.

A local supply shortage, brought on by heat and lack of water, has resulted in the price increase.

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