Nonthaburi, May 25-Deputy Director General of the Department of Internal Trade clarify the news stating that the price of shrimp has dropped to 40-50 baht/kg, which is a discrepancy of the media In fact, as of May 2023, the price of white shrimp in Krabi province, size 70 pieces/kg, is at 123 baht/kg, in April 2023, it’s at 125 baht/kg, considered a slight decrease. Reiterated all facts checked. Not as much as the media presented.
Mr. Udom Srisomsong, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Internal Trade, clarified the case of shrimp farmers in Krabi province. calls for solutions to the problem of slumping shrimp prices 40-50 baht per kilogram, resulting in heavy losses for farmers. As it appears in the news The Department of Internal Trade has monitored the situation of shrimp production and distribution in Krabi Province. in conjunction with the Krabi Provincial Commercial Office which inquired to the petitioner Krabi Shrimp Farmers Club I got information that indicated that the price of shrimp was falling. 40-50 baht per kilogram” is an inaccuracy of the media. In fact, as of May 2023, the price of white shrimp in Krabi province, size 70 pieces/kg, is at 123 baht/kg, in April 2023, it’s at 125 baht/kg, down about 20 baht. / kg from March 2023 (at the price of about 142 baht / kg) because in April 2023 Shrimp production increased by 16% from the previous month, and in May 2023, the cost of white shrimp production, size 70 pieces/kg, according to farmers, was 141.76 baht/kg.
The Department of Internal Trade has been monitoring the situation with 32 shrimp producing provinces and instructing the Provincial Office of Commerce for white shrimp production. bring the issue of demand to the consideration of the committee to resolve farmers’ problems caused by provincial level agricultural products (PCP) with guidelines to help shrimp farmers as well as the 2021 project that connects the sale of white shrimp Help compensate farmers at the rate of not more than 20 baht per kg and management fees in terms of marketing expenses. at a rate of not more than 10 baht per kg, with the Provincial Commerce Office instructing the provincial commerce office to speed up surveying the production quantity and requesting farmers’ assistance.
In addition, the Department of Internal Trade will coordinate with manufacturers. and traders of factors of production Directly linking chemicals and aquatic feed from producers to farmers to reduce the cost of farmers in another way as well And most importantly, the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives by the Department of Fisheries has implemented a project to buy-sell marine shrimp at a price not lower than the cost of production or guarantee the price of shrimp from the year 2021 until June 30, 2023 and understand shrimp farmers at the committee meeting. The shrimp and seafood production chain has been managed. Farmers participating in the insurance program Shrimp must be sold to cold storage/processing operators participating in the project. which determines the insurance price for shrimp in descending order according to the size from 30-100 pieces/kg, for example, shrimp size 70 pieces/kg, the insurance price is 135 baht/kg. At the same time, the Department of Internal Trade will closely monitor the situation in all areas. and if it is found that the purchase price has been pressed or buying unfairly Notify at hotline 1569 or provincial commercial offices across the country.-Thai News Agency
Source: Thai News Agency