The average price of cooking oil at supermarkets across Japan was up 50% in May year-on-year © Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images
The average price of cooking oil at supermarkets across Japan was up 50% in May year-on-year © Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

From crisps to chicken – food prices soar across Asia

22 June 2022

Asia is seeing food price rises across the board as companies and governments change strategies to deal with shortages and soaring input costs.

Japan’s leading crisp manufacturer, Calbee, has announced it will raise prices by 5-20% because of rising costs for raw materials such as cooking oil.

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