PHUKET: The island's market for consumer goods and fresh produce has not been affected by the political turmoil in and around Bangkok, the head of the Department of Internal Trade (DIT) Phuket office has assured.

I'm not aware of any shortages on the island, so there should be no reason why goods in Phuket would be any more expensive than usual, affirmed Supap Jeenmoung, the DIT Phuket office's newly-appointed chief.

Mr Supap recently transferred from the DIT's Trang office to replace former DIT Phuket head, Supatcha Boonpalit, who retired about a month ago.