A vegetable vendor tends to her store at a public market in Manila last month. Onion prices in the Philippines have been pushed higher by a drop in local output. Photo: Reuters
A vegetable vendor tends to her store at a public market in Manila last month. Onion prices in the Philippines have been pushed higher by a drop in local output. Photo: Reuters

Soaring prices force Philippines to plan import of onions as inflation makes vegetable costlier than beef

  • The proposed purchase of 22,000 tonnes of onions – one of the drivers of inflation – ‘will be good for a month’, an agriculture official said
  • Onions are currently selling for three times the price of chicken in the Philippines and are around 25 per cent costlier than beef, by weight

A vegetable vendor tends to her store at a public market in Manila last month. Onion prices in the Philippines have been pushed higher by a drop in local output. Photo: Reuters
A vegetable vendor tends to her store at a public market in Manila last month. Onion prices in the Philippines have been pushed higher by a drop in local output. Photo: Reuters
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