Weekly market update of dry groceries


The Bayintnaung Wholesale Market saw the entry of 150,000 visses of new onions on 3 January 2023. The prices moved in the range of K1,600 and K2,600 per viss depending on the quality, size and producing areas (Myingyan and Myittha).
The price of onions from the Myittha area hit the highest at K2,350 per viss in the Mandalay market, while those from the Pakokku area were also priced the highest at K1,950 per viss.
The wholesale price of the Kyukok garlic variety was approximately K3,400 per viss on 3 January 2023, while the local garlic from Shan State (Aungban) fetched K3,900-5,100 per viss.
The prices of potatoes stood at K2,300 per viss of old Chinese potatoes and K1,900 per viss of new Chinese potatoes, while the prices of Shan potatoes moved in the range between K1,700 and 2,200 per viss.
Chilli pepper
The wholesale prices of chilli peppers were K12,500 per viss of Shan long chilli pepper and K12,000 for the Moehtaung variety. The prices of bell peppers were moved in the range between K11,500 and 14,200 per viss depending on the producing areas (Thazi, Sinbyukyun, Chinese varieties and Salin).
The prices of sticky rice were K75,000-K80,000 per bag on 3 January in the Yangon market.
Meanwhile, the prices of high-grade old Pawsan stood at K98,000 per bag from the Shwebo area, K70,000 from Pathein/Myaungmya area and K68,000 from the Pyapon area, while the new Pawsan varieties were K61,000-72,000 per bag depending on the production regions. The prices of other varieties were K52,000 for short mature rice (90 days), K47,000 for rice grown under the intercropping system, K42,000 for new low-grade rice and K40,500-41,000 for export broken rice (B1-2).
Palm oil
The wholesale reference price of palm oil in the Yangon Region this week was up by 110 per viss compared to the last week’s price. The reference price for a week from 2 to 8 January 2023 was set at K4,470 per viss.
Consequently, the wholesale prices of palm oil increased to K5,250 per viss on 3 January 2023.
The prices of various pulses stood at over K1,690,000 per tonne of black gram (Fair Average Quality/RC), K1,890,000 per tonne of black gram (Special Quality/RC), K1,755,000 per tonne of pigeon pea (red gram) RC, K4,225 -4,350 per viss of chickpea and K2,800-2,920 per viss of green gram (Kayan Shwe Wah variety) in Yangon markets. —TWA/EMM

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