Weekly market update of dry groceries at Bayintnaung Wholesale Centre

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A housewife seen shopping for dry groceries at a retail outlet.

For a week from 13 to 19 December 2023, the prices of Shan garlic, sugar, sugarcane and jaggery rose, while the prices of black gram, pigeon pea and onion dipped at the Bayintnaung Wholesale Centre.
Onion
The Bayintnaung Wholesale Market saw the supply of 900,000 visses of onions from various regions on 19 December. The wholesale prices moved in the range of K2,400 and K4,500 per viss depending on the quality, size and producing areas (Seikphyu, Myingyan and Myittha) that day.
Garlic
The garlic prices from Aungban, Shan State, touched highs of K14,000-K15,200 per viss depending on varieties and qualities, whereas Kyukok garlic fetched K12,200 per viss on 19 December. Shan garlic price was volatile, showing an increase of K1,500 per viss.
Potato
Chinese potato prices dipped to K2,400 per viss on 19 December from K2,800 per viss registered on 16 December.
Chilli pepper
The wholesale prices of chilli peppers were K7,500-K10,500 per viss for long chilli pepper and Moehtaung variety on 19 December. Those red chillies processed in cold storage fetched K14,800-K15,500 per viss. The price of bell peppers is K14,500 per viss.
Rice
The prices hit K68,000 per sack of non-premium monsoon rice, K95,000 for short-mature old rice (90 days), K82,000 per sack of old rice grown under the intercropping season and K100,000 for Pawkywe variety. The high-grade old Pawsan rice prices were K130,000-170,000 per sack depending on the producing areas (Ayeawady, Shwebo) on 19 December. The new Pawsan rice from the Shwebo area was K140,000 per sack.
Palm oil
For a week from 18 to 24 December 2023, the wholesale reference price of Yangon Region was set at K4,810 per viss.
Pulses
The prices of various pulses stood at K2,928,000 per tonne of black gram (Fair Average Quality/RC), K3,208,000 per tonne of black gram (Special Quality/RC), K3,005,000 per tonne of pigeon pea (red gram) RC, K3,750 per viss of green gram (Shwewah) and K6,000 — K6,150 per viss of chickpea in Yangon’s wholesale markets. — TWA/KK

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