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Argentina to import tomatoes from Brazil

Argentina to import tomatoes from Brazil to keep regulated price, guarantee supply

Argentina to import tomatoes from Brazil

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's government will import tomatoes from Brazil to guarantee supply and keep a regulated price.

Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said Wednesday that the price of tomatoes has been rising in Argentina due to weather conditions. He said the measure will guarantee a fair price to consumers to avoid a shortage.

Consumer prices are among the biggest worries for Argentines.

The government on Monday launched its latest price control program to curb high inflation. The one-year program started sets prices on 194 supermarket items, including staples such as milk, bread and meat.

The government says inflation is running around 10 percent a year. But independent economists say the rate is really more than double that.


Updated : 2021-03-01 07:09 GMT+08:00