Cocktail of factors including more demand, droughts in Bangladesh and Vietnam, and poor harvests in China, push prices up 15%

The prawn sandwich brigade lambasted by Roy Keane is set to suffer another blow after the price paid by UK importers for prawns reached a record high.

The increase of 15% in the past three months, reported by UK purchasing company Beacon, is because of a number of factors, including rising demand, droughts in Bangladesh and Vietnam, and poor harvests in China, which have left European importers’ prawn stocks running low.

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Source: Guardian Environment