Large discounts on consumer goods until June 30
In a move to help people affected by the Covid-19 crisis, the Commerce Ministry has decided to reduce the price of 72 consumer products by between 5 and 58 per cent.
Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said on Thursday (April 16) that the new discounts will run from today until June 30.
The products in the list include rice, palm oil, instant noodles, milk, frozen food, condiments, toilet paper, talcum powder, toothpaste, toothbrush, sanitary napkins, soap, shampoo, face cleansers, detergent and dishwashing liquid among others.
Wattanasak Sur-iam, deputy director-general of the Department of Internal Trade, said the drop in petrol price has not contributed to the discounts, because logistics cost has only dropped by between 1 and 3 per cent.
“It is our intention to alleviate people’s hardship during this period and help the public. The price of petrol is not related to this,” he said.