Haiti Economy - FOOD Prices Sky HIGH in Port-au-Prince, Buyers and Sellers are Screaming

In Port-au-Prince Haiti, food shoppers and vendors alike are complaining about the sharp increase in food prices these days... everything is expensive, really expensive, rice, beans, sugar, you name it... "With such high prices on the local market, people will starve," one vendor told newspaper Le Nouvelliste...

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RICE - Haiti Food Shopping - Gode Diri - Rice Measuring Cup

KREYOL: Haiti - Le Vie Cher TOUT BON nan Port-au-Prince... Prix Tout Bagay Monte, Ti Mamit diri tèt nèg, ti mamit pwa tèt nèg... Lwil, sucre, spagetti, tout bagay vinn pi chè depi apre elections yo ranvwaye... Kisa ou panse de sa???

Here are some recent food prices according to a recent Le Nouvelliste article:

  • Gros Marmite Sucre (sugar),175 gourdes
  • Gros marmite poids noir (black beans), 375 gourdes
  • Pois Congo (pigeon peas), 325 gourdes
  • Regime bannane (plantains), 600 a 700 gourdes (it was 300 gourdes last year)

Here the strangest part... Many merchants in various marketplaces complain that the prices of these products went way up since the cancellation of the recent presidential elections due to violent street protest in the capital...

One merchant said no one buying, if this continues families will starve...

What do you think about that?

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Erica says...

How much does a bag of rice cost in

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Javiera says...

Hygienic paper from Canada to Sale in Haiti.

2 ply per sheet
280 sheets per roll
24 rolls per bag
4 bags per case
30 cases per pallet
30 pallets per truck.

I speak French and

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