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Fireworks Shortage Drives Up Prices

(Missourinet) Missourians planning to buy fireworks can expect to pay more for those snaps, crackles and pops this year – and beyond. Rob Cima, with the Missouri Pyrotechnics Association, says the pandemic created a supply shortage. He says fireworks manufacturers in China had been closed for a while and shipping the items have been taking longer than usual.

Cima says the supply shortage might take a couple of years to work itself out.


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