Chili price doubles in Mandalay

13 October 2019
Chili price doubles in Mandalay
Women collecting fresh red chilli in Mandalay Region. Photo: MNA

The price of chili in the markets in Mandalay has risen sharply prompting many farmers to plant the crop, according to the Global New Light of Myanmar.

The price of chilies from Pyawbwe, Yamethin, Tatgone, and Kyaukse townships has doubled from the level recorded during the same period of last year, according to sellers in the Mandalay market.

With demand growing from Thailand and China, the price of chilies has risen to K5,500 per viss (one viss equals 1.6 kg) from K2,200 in the same period last year.

In some cases, the crop is selling for as much as K10,000 per viss.