NONTHABURI, 8 June 2015, Inspector General of the Ministry of Commerce Duangkamol Jiambutr has reported that the prices of commodities in Nonthaburi’s provincial pier market have increased by 5 percent.
The report came yesterday, after her inspection at the site. She revealed that the price of pork has increased from April by 20 baht to 130 – 140 baht per kg, in keeping with seasonal variations. Ms. Duangkamol attributed the hike to drought, which negatively impacted livestock.
Meanwhile, an average price of whole chicken is now at 75 baht per kg.
Prices of several vegetables have also slightly increased, she said, adding that eggs remained stable. However, the government’s policy of supporting free range hens may eventually push prices up.
Ms. Duangkamol said that currently, the increases in commodity prices are acceptable. She claimed that prices would return to normal during the upcoming rainy season.