Drought situation doesn’t increase products prices


NONTHABURI, 12 June 2015 – The current drought situation has not caused the price of products to change, while prices increase seasonally at a rate of 3-5 percent, says the DIT Deputy Director-General.

Mr. Suchart Sinrat, the Deputy Director-General of the Department of Internal Trade (DIT) has revealed that the Ministry of Commerce has not received any reports regarding any unusual price adjustments, adding that the current drought situation poses no significant threats that could affect market prices.

The DIT’s daily inspection on prices has seen a 3-5 percent increase to consumption products such as vegetables, pork, and chicken due to the season’s low production rate.

From the beginning of this year, about 1,000 complaints have been filed to the 1569 hotline. Most complaints are about the price of the cooking gas, which the DIT has already solved the problem, according to the Deputy Director-General.

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