Yangon market witnesses decline in Pakokku potato prices

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A female worker seen sorting potatoes produced from Aungban, Shan State.

Yangon’s potato market is bustling with potato supplies from the Shan, Sinphyukyun and Pakokku areas. Of them, Pakokku potato fetched the highest prices. Then, the prices drastically fell, said Ko Thein Myint, a potato seller from Yetama Street in the Bayintnaung Depot area.
The wholesale price of Pakokku potato hit K2,300 per viss on 13 March, whereas the Shan potato price reached K1,800 per viss. The Pakokku potato price plummeted to K1,900 on 21 March.
It further dropped to K1,500 per viss on 22 March, daily trade figures of the depots showed.
The potato prices stood at K2,000-K2,400 per viss on 1 March, K1,850-K2,100 on 8 March and K1,200-K1,550 on 22 March in the Pakokku market, respectively.
Meanwhile, Sinphyukyun potato was worth only K1,100-K1,350 per viss on 22 March. Similarly, the prices of potatoes from Heho, Shan State, were K1,200-K1,450 per viss depending on size.
Sellers are taking care of the potato storage amid the scorching weather. Some Pakokku potatoes are sold at K1,100-K1,200 per viss, according to a housewife Daw Khine Khine, who told The Global New Light of Myanmar (GNLM).
The figures reflected a decrease of K600-K900 per viss in March.
Yangon market did not see inflows of Chinese potatoes in mid-March 2024.
A housewife is happy with the price decline to save some food costs while meat and fish prices are inflating. — NN/EM

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