Heavy rain causes spike in vegetable prices in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Torrential rainfall across the country on Monday caused a sharp increase in vegetable prices today (Tuesday, May 21). Taiwan was hit by a “plum rain bomb” o...

Southern Taiwan’s wild weather hikes vegetable prices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The tropical depression that began to drench southern Taiwan with torrential rain on Aug. 23, has led to steep price hikes for vegetables across Taiwan. Owner of the Ta...

March CPI rises on back of tobacco, vegetable price increases

Taipei (CNA) - A hike in tobacco and vegetable prices in March pushed up the local consumer price index (CPI) for the month, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said ...

Millions of free onions up for grabs in Taiwan's Changhua County

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A field with millions of onions weighing around 1,000 tons in Changhua County has been opened up to the public over the past couple days due to a crash in the price of the vege...

Taiwan headline news

Taipei, March 8 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Thursday are as follows: @United Daily News: China's president expresses support for constitutional reform @China Times: Sto...

‘Rain Bomb’ blows up vegetable prices by 50% in Greater Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The strongest plum rain Taiwan ever witnessed destroyed a wide variety of crops, leading to a national vegetable price uptick average of 30 percent, but the Greater Taipei r...

Vegetable, fruit prices up over 20% in 10 months

Vegetable and fruit prices in Taiwan were 20 percent higher in the first 10 months of 2016 from a year earlier, pushing the overall consumer price index (CPI) higher, the Directorate General of Budget...

Wholesale vegetable prices soar 65% after Typhoon Megi

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) Vegetable prices in the local wholesale market jumped about 65 percent Thursday from a day earlier after Typhoon Megi damaged local transportation facilities, leading to diff...

President inspects Central Emergency Operation Center

Taipei, Sept. 15 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen inspected the Central Emergency Operation Center Thursday, a day after Typhoon Meranti devastated southern Taiwan, leaving one person dead and 51 injur...

Vegetable supplies sufficient ahead of Lunar New Year holiday

Vegetable supplies remain sufficient to meet rising demand ahead of the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, even though Taiwan suffered heavy agricultural losses resulting from a recent cold wave, the...

Vegetable price hike is only temporary: COA

The retail price of vegetables has gone up slightly, Council of Agriculture (COA) Secretary-General Tai Yu-yen confirmed Monday, urging consumers not to go into a buying frenzy as the hike is only tem...

Wholesale vegetable prices down despite typhoon

Taipei, Aug. 8 (CNA) Vegetable prices in wholesale markets across Taiwan fell more than 10 percent on Saturday from a day earlier, according to market statistics, despite the arrival of Typhoon Sou...

Vegetable prices up as Typhoon Soudelor approaches

Taipei, Aug. 6 (CNA) Vegetable prices in local retail markets in Taiwan rose Thursday as Typhoon Soudelor approached the island, amid fears that the bad weather will cut supplies, market statistics s...

Vegetable prices remain stable despite approaching typhoon

Taipei, July 10 (CNA) Vegetable prices in Taiwan remained stable as typhoon approached the island, the Agriculture and Food Agency (AFA) under the Council of Agriculture (COA) said Friday. AFA ...