South Africans will now pay more for a 10kg potatoes after the price massively increased by 13% due to low supply from farmers.
It doesn’t look like the prices are going to drop anytime soon either. According to Agricultural Economist Johnny van der Merwe, consumers should not expect the price to drop in October as potatoes are in high demand. The price currently stands at R97.09 a 10kg, if not more, Business Insider SA mentions.
Van der Merwe indicated during his weekly YouTube videos on agriculture that the price increase is about 16% higher than last year’s price, so making your favorite potato dishes just got a lot more expensive.
We’re not alone in the struggle though. The UK is facing a shortage of chips due to the high demand for potatoes from the Continent, Potato News reports. Several reports indicated that the shortage comes after heavy floods.
According to several reports from the UK, experts predict that the British crop will be in short supply after floods destroyed potato production in Europe.
Better savour every last chip.