In the Yangon Bayintnaung market within the week from 22 to 28 February, the price of palm oil and pigeon pea (red gram) increased and that of low-grade summer rice varieties and Pawsan rice varieties decreased.
Within 24 depot-opening days in February 2023, 4,380,000 visses of monsoon onion from various regions entered the market. The price increased again slightly at the end of February.
A total of 240,000 visses of onion from various regions arrived at the Yangon market on 27 February and 180,000 visses on 28 February. In the Yangon market on 28 February, the wholesale price of onion was set at K1,200-K1,275 per viss for Seikphyu (Pinlay) onions and K1,450-K1,650 per viss for Myittha onions.
The highest price per viss of onion from the Yaw region was K1,100 in the Pakokku market on 28 February. Sintgaing onions were priced at K1,450 per viss, the highest price in the Mandalay market.
The wholesale price of new Shan garlic was K4,100-K4,800 per viss in the Yangon garlic market on 28 February.
In the Yangon potato market on 28 February, potato from the Sinphyukyun area was valued at the wholesale price of K1,200-K1,600 per viss, and potato from the Pakokku area at K2,000 per viss, while Chinese potatoes were priced at K2,150 per viss.
The Chilli pepper price went up a bit in the Yangon chilli pepper market on 28 February. The wholesale prices per viss of chilli pepper were K12,200 for new long chilli pepper, K11,500 for new Myarni long chilli pepper, K12,000 for Moehtaung chilli pepper from Yayle (Maubin), K13,000 for Moehtaung chilli pepper from Hinthada, K13,000 for Pyawbwe Moehtaung chilli pepper processed in the cold storage facility, K14,500-K16,000 for new Sinphyukyun bell pepper, K14,000-K15,000 for large size Vietnam long chilli pepper and K15,000 for chilli pepper from delta regions.
The price of low-grade summer rice varieties plunged this week. A new bag of Pawsan rice varieties dropped by around K1,500. The new Pawsan rice price per bag was fixed at K51,000 for low-grade summer rice variety grown under multiple cropping, K57,000 for 90-day rice variety, K60,000 for new Pawkywe rice variety, K67,000 for Bogale Pawsan rice variety, K69,000 for Pyapon rice variety, K73,000 for Myaungmya rice variety, and K87,000 for Shwebo rice variety.
On 28 February, a tonne of black gram (RC) priced at K1,886,000, SQ/RC at K2,106,000, pigeon pea (red gram) (RC) at K2,187,500, a viss of mung bean (Kayan Shwewah) at K3,915 and a viss of half of the chickpea at K4,100-K4,400 respectively. — TWA/CT