Garlic and Ginger Shortage

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Garlic and Ginger Shortage

The garlic and ginger industry is headed into an extreme demand exceeds supplies situation industry wide. Imposed tariffs levied on China has increased demand on domestic garlic. China supplies more than 50% of the world’s garlic. The imposed tariffs, coupled with the Wuhan coronavirus and the extended Chinese new year has resulted in a serious lack of labor that  has only worsened the production of the Chinese garlic and ginger commodities. Please note also that China supplies 60-70 percent of the ginger used worldwide. Both of these commodities will be extremely tight in availability for an unspecified time.