Higher prices of flow­ers to per­sist un­til All Saints’ Day

Sun Star Bacolod - - Business -

SINCE Oc­to­ber 15, prices of flow­ers sold at the pub­lic plaza of Ba­colod City have started to in­crease due to re­cent weather dis­tur­bances among source-ar­eas in Lu­zon.

This trend is ex­pected to con­tinue amid the ex­pected in­crease in de­mand due to the ob­ser­vance of All Saints’ Day.

Ven­dor Small Esquilla said a P5 to P15 in­crease per stem of flow­ers in­clud­ing Malaysian mums, chrysan­the­mum, an­thurium, and gladula was noted since the last 15 days.

Th­ese flow­ers are the most in-de­mand dur­ing the an­nual ob­ser­vance of “un­das,” he added.

From the pre­vi­ous P20 per stem, Malaysian mums is now sold at P30 per stem.

Cur­rent price of an­thurium ranges from P15 to P40 per stem, from only P10 to P35 be­fore.

Chrysan­the­mum and gladula cost P20 and P35 per stem, re­spec­tively. Th­ese are pre­vi­ously sold at P15 and P30 per stem.

Ar­ranged bas­kets of flow­ers, mean­while, now cost P100 to P1,500 de­pend­ing on size.

Esquilla said prices may still move up­ward by P5 to P10 per stem while P50 to P300 for ar­ranged bas­kets.

“When prices of stocks in the source-mar­kets in­crease, the cost of flow­ers here will also surge also be­cause of trans­port costs,” he added.

In terms of sup­ply, ven­dors said their stocks are just “enough” to meet the ex­pected de­mand for All Saints Day.

As of yes­ter­day, the in­flux of buy­ers was al­ready noted. The vol­ume is ex­pected to fur­ther in­crease un­til Fri­day, Novem­ber 2./ EPN

ER­WIN NICAVERA

IN­FLUX of buy­ers among flower stalls at the pub­lic plaza of Ba­colod City was noted start­ing yes­ter­day, two days be­fore the ob­ser­vance of All Saints’ Day to­mor­row.

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