Weekly market update of dry groceries

During the week from 7 to 13 December, the prices of monsoon old onions and Kyukok garlic declined.
Onion
Bayintnaung Wholesale market saw the entry of newly harvested monsoon onions from various regions.
On 13 December, the wholesale prices of monsoon onions from the Myingyan area were K2,000-3,800 per viss following a supply of 180,000 visses of monsoon onions, while those from the Myittha area were priced at K3,100-4,100 per viss.
The prices were down by around K900 per viss compared to those recorded on 9 December.  Approximately 240,000 visses of monsoon onions from various regions were supplied to Yangon markets on 12 December. The fresh supply happened in the markets of regions outside Yangon.  After the entry of 147,456 visses of monsoon onions to Pakokku Commodity Centre, the highest price was K2,775 per viss, showing a significant price drop compared to the previous weeks.
The new supply of monsoon onions brought down onion prices. On 13 December, the new onions from the Myingyan area decreased from K3,600 to K3,400 per viss whereas the onions from the Myittha area reached the maximum of K3,000 per viss only.
Garlic
The wholesale price of the Kyugoat garlic variety was K3,100 per viss on 13 December, while the local garlic from Shan State (Aungban) fetched K2,900-3,900 per viss.
Potato
The Yangon market saw a supply of seven truckloads of Chinese potatoes on 13 December. The prices of potatoes stood at K2,300 per viss of old Chinese potatoes and K1,650 per viss of new Chinese potatoes, while the prices of Shan potatoes moved in the range between K1,750 and 2,150 per viss.
Chilli pepper
The wholesale prices of chilli peppers were K13,000-14,000 per viss of Shan long chilli pepper and K12,500-13,000 for the Moehtaung variety. The prices of bell peppers were K25,000-26,000 per viss for the Sinphykyun area and K12,500 per viss for Shan bell peppers.
Palm oil
The wholesale reference price of palm oil in the Yangon Region this week was down by K115 per viss compared to the last week’s price. The reference price for a week from 12 to 18 December was set at K4,515 per viss.
Consequently, the wholesale prices of palm oil slid to K5,400 per viss on 13 December.
Rice
On 13 December, the price of glutinous rice from the Pyapon area was K92,000.
Meanwhile, the prices of high-grade old Pawsan stood at K90,000-98,000 per bag from the Shwebo area, K66,000-68,000 from Pathein/Myaungmya area and K63,000-65,000 from the Bogale area, while other rice varieties were K54,000,K73,000 per bag depending on the production regions, K51,000 of short mature rice (90 days), K47,000 for rice grown under intercropping system and K42,000 for monsoon low-grade rice.
Pulses
The prices of various pulses stood at over K1,838,000 per tonne of black gram (Fair Average Quality/RC), K2,058,000 per tonne of black gram (Special Quality/RC), K1,875,000 per tonne of pigeon pea (red gram) RC, K3,900-4,100 per viss of chickpea and K2,830-3,000 per viss of green gram (Kayan Shwewah variety) in Yangon markets. — TWA/EMM

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