Market goods prices continued their upward climb last week, vendors along Charlotte Street, Port of Spain have said.
Kelo Bissoon, told the Business Express last Friday that everything he imports has increased.
"Grapes gone up a little bit, it was $260 last week, this week I paid $280 a box. The apples real expensive this week. We paid $350 a box this week, and last week it was $300. The American cherries are now $400 a box, last week they weren't that high," he said.
Cantaloupes are being sold at $40 for one, because of high prices.
Another vendor said: "Prices on market produce is up by at least 50 per cent this week. Everything gone up."
Emelia Murray who also sells on Charlotte Street said not everything increased last week but those that did went up by a large margin.
"Certain things increased like cabbage, onions, cucumber, garlic and carrots.
Carrots went up by a lot though. We paid $160 last week and this morning they told me $300 a bag. That was a vast increase, but bodi dropped, this week," she said.
One fruit vendor said the prices of all the fruits he bought this week – apples, grapes and pears – increased by at least 50 per cent.
"The prices keep going up. Normally I would pay $300 a box for pears. This week I paid $350," he said.
Mervyn Hudson-St John said he too experienced higher prices last week when he went to buy his goods.
"Cucumbers gone up because it was $85 a bag this week is $120. Bodi was $19 a bundle now is $22. Even English potatoes have increased," he said.