High lime prices give shoppers sour aftertaste

Friday, 02 March 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 9 By  Warunya Thongrod

Thailand’s countrywide flooding may be over, but its impact on prices has yet to subside, with electricity, cooking gas, gasoline and even limes still higher than before the water came.

The price of a lime has gone up as much as 6 baht in the past half year. Green grocer Veera Khayanthum said the market price for a three pack of limes has gone from 10 baht to 18 baht in just the past month.

An after effect of last year’s major flooding has been increased inflation, including limes such as these at the Naklua market. An after effect of last year’s major flooding has been increased inflation, including limes such as these at the Naklua market.

“The vendor from Petchaburi, whom I buy limes from, said that it is due to the increased gas prices and the buying in bulk from the lime garden, having to separate the limes in sizes leading to high expenses from labor, electricity including the increasing gas prices, therefore, lime prices have increased,” Veera said.

Jumbo limes are even higher, hitting 10 baht each, Veera said.

The grocer suggested consumers can save money by squeezing lime juice then packing it tightly and freezing it, thawing out the juice only as needed.

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  • Comment Link Thursday, 10 May 2012 20:41 posted by nikko

    I paid 13 baths for 1 lime (130 bath a pack of 10 lime), the highest price in Thailand? It is at BEST supermarkets. Shame on them.

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