Last week, I wrote that Hyogo Prefecture produces the most amount of Sake rice in Japan. This year’s Sake demand is expected to fall 30 % from the previous year, so farmers reduced the transplant area of Sake rice. Sake demand decreased 9 % in February, 12% in March, and 21% in April from the previous year.
Demands of several agricultural products were affected by coronavirus outbreak.
Demand increase: flour, butter, pork, chicken, cabbage, chinese cabbage
Demand decrease: fruits, beef, milk, sake
Demand from decrease to increase: Cut flower (change in the mid-April)
I want to continue to watch the changes.