Price of tomato increases by 7 percent

For the first week in March, the price of tomato recorded the highest gain of seven percent.

The commodity ended the week at 7 cedis 70 pesewas per medium size tin.

This was followed by cassava and groundnut which recorded 6 percent gain in their prices.

Yam recorded the third highest gain of 3 percent to close the week at 4 cedis 90 pesewas per medium size tuber.

The prices of maize, imported rice and soyabean recorded increases of two and one percent respectively.

Wheat which recorded the highest gain for the last week in February however lost three percent in price to close the week at 12 cedis 40 pesewas per medium size tin.

On the various markets, Kumasi recorded the highest gain in price of 28 percent for a medium size tin full of fresh tomatoes. It is now selling at 8 cedis.
In Tamale, the commodity gained 12 percent to close the week at 6 cedis 80 pesewas.

Meanwhile Techiman and Takoradi recorded gains of 11 and 2 percent to close the week at 10 cedis and 10 cedis 20 pesewas respectively.

Source: citifmonline

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