Commodities recorded some marginal gains

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Some commodities made marginal gains last week. The highest gain of three per cent was made by cowpea and maize with an olunka of cowpea been sold at an average price of GHC7.40 while maize was sold at GHC4.50 per olunka.

Tomatoes and wheat, however made losses of nine and one per cent respectively to close the week under review.

The price of fresh tomatoes continue to drop in some markets last week. A ?medium size tomato tin? full of fresh tomatoes sold at GH?13.25 dropping 31 per cent in Accra.

In Kumasi it dropped 24 per cent to close the week at GH?7.00. Techiman experienced an 11 percent decrease to close at GH?10.00, with Takoradi also losing six per cent to close the week at GHC14.40.

The commodity however gained 22 per cent in Bawku to close the week at GHC12.00. Dambai also gained 11 per cent to close last week at GHC9.00.

There has been some significant price decreases in some markets which has been attributed to the stable supply of the local tomatoes from the growing areas such as Tuabodom, Akumadan and Navrongo.

An olunka of maize gained five per cent in both Accra Takoradi to close the week at GHC5.00 and GHC5.70 respectively. Dambai also gained 11 per cent to close the week at GHC5.00.

NB:Retail Prices are provided in standard measures (Kgs or Litres) as local measures tend to change for each market. * Accra market is Agbogbloshie * Kumasi is the Central market.

Maize

A 100kg bag of maize for the second continuous week gained 6 percent in Accra to close the week at GH?190.00 with Tachiman gaining three per cent to close the week at GH?150.00. Dambai also made a gain of 11 percent to the week at GHC196.00 from a previous price of GHC176.00.

A kilo of maize gained 5 percent both in Accra and Takoradi to close the week at GHC2.00 and GHC2.20 respectively. Dambai also gained 11 percent to close the week at GHC2.00.

Tomato (Fresh)

A crate of tomatoes continued its decline in some markets this week. The crate dropped 32 per cent in Accra to close the week at GH?510.00 from a previous price of GH?750.00. In Techiman it dropped 14 per cent to close the week at GHC350.00 with Kumasi dropping two per cent to close the week at GH?210.00.

Bawku and Takoradi however made some gains. Bawku gained 14 percent to close the week at GHC205.00 and Takoradi gainig seven per cent to close the week at GHC450.00. A kilo of tomatoes was sold at GHC.36 dropping 31 per cent in Accra.

In Kumasi it dropped 24 per cent to close the week at GHC3.93.

Techiman experienced an11 per cent decrese to close at GHC5.60, with Takoradi also losing six per cent to close the week at GHC8.00.

The commodity however gained 22 per cent in Bawku to close the week at GHC6.70. Dambai also gained 11 per cent to close the week at GHC5.00. There has been some significant price decreases in some markets which has been attributed to the stable supply of the local tomatoes from the growing areas such as Tuabodom, Akumadan and Navrongo.

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