Higher prices of flowers to persist until All Saints’ Day
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
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.