Raya shoppers spending cautiously as inflation hits, say traders

Khoo Gek San

Where people used to buy 10kg of beef in the run-up to Hari Raya Aidilfitri, now they only buy 3kg due to rising prices, say traders. – EPA pic, April 25, 2022.

CONSUMERS are spending more cautiously ahead of the Hari Raya celebrations as inflation hits food items such as beef and seafood, say traders. 

“Although more people are coming out to buy beef ahead of the Raya celebrations, they are buying less,” said beef seller Khairul Anwar Ab Majid. 

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