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Tomato price rises by over K 10,000 this year

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Earlier, the price of those tomatoes ranged between K23,000 and K25,000 per box (containing 18 visses). However, those tomatoes are now priced at K 33,000 or K 35,000 per box. Photo: Min Htet Aung

The harvested tomatoes are entering Thiri Marlar fresh foods wholesale market. The tomato price has been on the increase this year.
This year, harvested tomato price rose by K10,000 from last year, said the tomato commodity depots.
Around eight or ten 12-wheel trucks loaded with tomatoes from Nyaung Shwe Innlay region from Shan State are entering Thiri Marlar fresh foods wholesale market in Mandalay. Earlier, the price of those tomatoes ranged between K23,000 and K25,000 per box (containing 18 visses). However, those tomatoes are now priced at K33,000 or K35,000 per box, said U Aung Moe Naing from the Aung commodity depot in the Mandalay region.
“Currently, the tomatoes from the Innlay region are mostly arriving at the market. The prevailing price of tomatoes is different by K10,000 this year compared to that of last year. This year, the price is unexpectedly high. The price rise can be attributed to transportation. The tomatoes from other regions are not as good as those from the Innlay region. Tomatoes from the Innlay region are sustainable and convenient to send to the other regions,” he added.
The tomatoes from the Innlay region are entering the Mandalay market daily, and they are fetching good prices. In competition with the wholesale price, the highest price of the tomato was K1,000 per viss last year, but this year, the price ranges from K1,700 to K1,800 per viss.
Besides, other raw vegetables such as cabbages, cauliflowers, and carrots also have a reasonable price. The growers are making a good profit by cultivating them. — Min Htet Aung (Mdy Sub-Printing House)/GNLM

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