Ministry cuts price of 3,025 household goods to reduce living costs
The Commerce Ministry is reducing the cost of household goods as the Covid-19 crisis shrinks the spending power of people across the country.
Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said 3,025 consumer products have now been discounted by up to 68 per cent.
The previous discounts, on April 16, covered only 72 products, while the scale of these price reductions was unprecedented, he added.
The cheaper goods will be available until June 30.
Companies who are collaborating in the discounts include 18 brands of rice, 20 consumer product manufacturers, and 13 shopping malls.
“I would like to thank the private firms who have cooperated with the Commerce Ministry. The Department of Internal Trade estimates that both discounts, starting from April 16 to June 30, will cut a total of Bt1 billion off the cost of living for Thai people,” Jurin said.