Import restrictions on an extensive list of fruit and vegetables have forced the price of garlic to rocket in Indonesia, up by an average of 31% in February.
The price of garlic has reportedly risen to more than 70,000 rupiah (213 baht) per kilogramme in some parts of Indonesia, forced up by a policy that aims to protect local farmers from international competition. The only problem? Indonesia produces a fraction of the garlic needed to meet local demand. (Photo by Suthon Sukphisit)
The price of garlic has reportedly risen to more than 70,000 rupiah (213 baht) per kilogramme in some parts of the archipelago, around three or four times the 50-85 baht per kg charged for local or Chinese garlic in Thailand.
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