The cost of the traditional market New Year’s Day is 265,000 won… 25.7% cheaper than hypermarkets


In this year’s Lunar New Year, it is expected that it will be about 25% cheaper to purchase sacred goods at traditional markets than at large supermarkets.

According to the Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation (aT) on the 20th, the cost of dressing up for New Year’s Day at the traditional market was 265,552 won, a slight increase of 0.4% compared to the previous week as the demand for purchase of sacred goods increased. However, large retailers declined 1.7% from 366,511 won to 357,188 won. It is believed to be affected by the release of government stockpiles and discounts on holidays.

By item, vegetables such as cabbage and radishes and beef and eggs declined thanks to the release of government supplies. On the other hand, vegetables such as spinach, bracken, and bellflower rose slightly as demand increased.

By business type, traditional markets were found to be 25.7% cheaper than large retailers. In particular, vegetables such as bellflower and bracken were cheaper by more than 40% and beef by more than 20%. On the other hand, large retailers were 17% cheaper than traditional markets for rice.

Kim Kwon-hyeong, head of the Supply and Demand Management Department, predicted, “The price of holy goods this year is generally stable, and the current supply and demand situation for holy goods is also good, so the stabilization trend will continue until next week.” He added, “We plan to provide the cost of purchasing holy items once more on the coming 26th.”

On the other hand, this survey is the result of conducting 28 items of Seolseongsu items at 17 traditional markets and 27 large retailers in 19 regions across the country on the 19th following the 11th.


Reporter Woo-yeol Yoon, Donga.com [email protected]

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