Cotia supermarkets are also limiting the purchase of rice

Cotia supermarkets are also limiting the purchase of rice
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There is not record of lack of merchandise; Packets of rice are sold for between R$25 and R$40.

Photo: Rudney Oliveira – Cotia e Cia

Cotia supermarkets, as well as stores across Brazil, are also restricting the number of rice packets that can be purchased per person.

In a supermarket in Caucaia do Alto, for example, the limitation is 3 packages of 5 kilos per customer. In another store in the same neighborhood the limitation was 2 packages.

Values ​​have also risen in recent days, the report found 5 kilos between 25 and 40 reais. There is still no record of absence.

This behavior is a reflection of the floods in Rio Grande do Sul, the state responsible for producing 70% of the rice consumed in the country. The problem, however, is not one of shortages but one of logistics.

Most of the state’s rice has already been harvested but, for now, it cannot be sent to the rest of Brazil due to roadblocks. The Brazilian Association of Supermarkets (Abras) guarantees that there is no risk of the product missing on the shelves.

The Brazilian Rice Industry Association (Abiarroz) also reinforced that it is a short-term problem that should be alleviated in the coming days.

To minimize the effects of this temporary shortage, the Federal Government also authorized the exceptional import of up to 1 million tons of grain by the National Supply Company.

*With Band News information.

The article is in Portuguese

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