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[…]Firework displays are going to cost a whole lot more this year compared to previous years.

The cost increase is being attributed to a drastic increase in freight shipping costs. Like most other industries, shipping has gotten more expensive.

Pre-pandemic, firework retailers would pay anywhere from $10,000 to $12,000 per shipping container to import fireworks from China.

Now, one entertainment agency said they are paying more than double that.

“In the last six or eight months, it has gone as high as $45,000 per container,” said Steven Pelkey, CEO of Atlas Pyro Vision Entertainment. “That is 350% shipping costs in some cases. In some cases, the shipping costs exceeded the value of the products in the container.”[…]

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