Translated by Cara Steenstra
News released by Government Information Office
Continuous days of heavy rain have caused minor damages in Taichung City. The City Government expressed that there have been 18 incidences of flooding in the city. There also have been reports of road collapses in the Dakeng Mountain area, and repairs are already underway. Leafy vegetables supplies to Taichung on June 9th are 60% less than on June 8th, the average price had increased by 45%. The City Government has appealed to the citizens of Taichung to eat more root and stem type vegetables, as well as increase the supply of frozen vegetables and sprout type vegetables to prevent vegetable sellers from hiking up their prices too much.
Regarding the issue of vegetable prices, the Economic Affairs Bureau expressed that the leafy vegetable turnover volume was only 12.8 tons today, 19.1 tons less than the day before, a decrease of 60%. With the rapid decrease in supply of certain leafy vegetables, and an increase in demand, it caused average prices of leafy vegetables to rise to NT$17.6 per kg, NT$5.4 more expensive than the day before, which means a 45% increase.
The turnover of flowers and fruits have also decreased by 2.3 tons, the average price having risen by NT$1.8, an increase of 12%. As for root and stem vegetables, the supply of radishes increased and helped bring the total turnover of root and stem vegetables to a rise of 2.2 tons, causing prices to drop 11%.