Onion Prices Double

24 Dec

SINGAPORE: The price of onions in Singapore has gone up by as much as 100 per cent, following steep hikes in prices of onions in India.

A kilo of onions cost S$1.20 just last week but now, most shops are selling them at S$2.40.

What's more, shopkeepers say, the onions that arrive in Singapore are wet and almost rotten.

Indian exporters are cutting down on exports because the monsoon season has caused a severe shortage for domestic consumption.

And like many desperate shopkeepers in India, those here have also turned to onions from Pakistan.

Some say, the alternative tastes different.

But when they cost just a fraction of Indian onions, not many are complaining.

The price of Indian onions is expected to go down in a few weeks, when the rainy season ends.

-CNA/wk

Channel News Asia

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