In the morning of June 22, according to a survey of reporters at some traditional markets in Go Vap district (HCMC), although some markets were spontaneously closed, the goods market was still full to meet the needs of the people.
Many users worry that stopping some trading activities at the market will make food scarce and push prices up. Photo: T.Ha
At Thach Da temporary market (Go Vap), although the shops outside the market are temporarily closed, in the market, the vegetable and meat stalls still ensure the supply for the people here.
According to the survey, the prices of commodities remained stable, with no sign of increase compared to many previous days. For example, fruit and lychee are still sold for 30,000-40,000 VND/kg, plums are from 40,000 VND/kg, fragrant from 10,000/fruit, grade 2 oranges cost 25,000/kg. Or with leafy vegetables such as cruciferous vegetables, the price is still at a stable level of 10,000-15,000 VND/kg, items such as lemon are still at the price of 15,000-20,000/kg, ginger is 25,000/kg…
“Although, after the news of the spontaneous market suspension, the stalls of vegetables and fish outside the market were all closed, leaving buyers like us with little choice. But when entering the main markets, there are still many vegetables and fruits, and the price does not increase,” said Ms. Lan, a resident of Ward 9, Go Vap.
Also according to Ms. Hoang, a small trader selling in the area outside Thach Da market said: “When Ho Chi Minh City temporarily suspended the operation of the spontaneous market, I was very worried because the number of goods such as newly imported vegetables was still very much, now that it has to be closed, it means that all the above vegetables must be removed. I have to send small traders inside the market, accept to sell at a loss, or resell them. Others I go to Facebook to sell to friends and relatives, to clear inventory.”
Not only in traditional markets, but in supermarkets, goods still meet the shopping needs of people.
Food at selling points such as supermarkets and traditional markets is still abundant. Photo: T. HA
Exchange with PLO, a representative of Bach Hoa Xanh said that the system’s goods are always fully guaranteed to meet the shopping needs of consumers during the epidemic season. Accordingly, the system has reserved about 20% of the required quantity, if necessary, the import level will be increased immediately because there is no shortage of suppliers.
Vissan’s side also confirmed that it has increased the supply to the market to 1,300 tons of fresh food and 2,000 tons of processed food per month, always having ready stock to meet the needs.
Meanwhile, the quantity of goods at wholesale markets is still abundant, there is no scarcity situation, stockpiling goods pushes up the selling price. According to a representative of Hoc Mon wholesale market, although the markets are temporarily closed, the market’s distribution of pork is still stable over 4,000 heads, the price of pork sold is still stable, even slightly reduced compared to a few days ago with thin pigs from 87,000-93,000 VND/kg.
At the Thu Duc agricultural wholesale market, goods imported to the market on June 20 increased slightly, reaching nearly 3,451 tons, the price was stable, and even decreased much with fruits such as lychee, grapefruit, dragon fruit…