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Christmas Tree Prices Set to Climb Almost 10%

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Christmas tree prices in Hungary could rise close to 10pc this season, the Hungarian Ornamental Horticulturist Association told state news wire MTI.

Higher transport costs and exchange rate changes are driving the price rise, although domestic production meets three-fourths of demand at present, the association said.

Christmas trees are grown on 3,000-3,500 hectares in Hungary, providing livelihoods for 600-700 families.

Between 1.8 million and 2 million Christmas trees are sold in Hungary in the run-up to the holidays. Nordmann firs and blue spruce are the most popular types of trees.

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