THE potato price on 27 June 2022 is the highest compared to the same period of last two years.
In the Yangon market, the price was the highest on 21 January 2021 as the Shan potato was priced at K2,300-2,500-2,850 per viss while the Chinese potato was K2,150 per viss.
On 1 December 2021, Shan potato was K1,550-2,000-2,250- 2,350 per viss and the Chinese potato was K1,700 per viss, according to the data.
The small size Shan potato was priced at K1,700 per viss while the large size was K2,200 per viss and the Chinese potato at K1,350 per viss between early January to 22 January 2022.
The prices of local and foreign potatoes were not much different in June 2022 in the Yangon market, according to Yangon potato wholesale centres.
On 27 June 2022, Shan Heho potato fetched K1,500- 1,600-1,600-1,600 per viss and the Chinese potato K1,650 per viss while Bangladesh potato K1,450 per viss.
The Yangon market received Chinese and Bangladesh potatoes.
All the local and foreign potato prices in the Yangon market are only K1,500 per viss.
On 28 June 2021, Shan Heho potato price was K550-690-730- 680 per viss and K780 per viss of Chinese potato while K570-600- 550-530 per viss of Shan Heho potato and K600 per viss of Chinese potato on 27 June 2020.
During the same period of three successive years, the potato price was the highest on 27 June 2022 and the price was higher about K1,000 per viss compared to the same period of 2022 and 2021.
On 22 September 2020, the large size potato was priced at K800 per viss and it rose to K1,450 per viss on 23 September.
On 24 September, the large size potato price dropped to K1,000 per viss. The Chinese potato price was K950 per viss on 28 September 2020, and the price was below K1,000 in the remaining months of that year.
Although the potato price was the highest in three years on 27 June 2022, it was not the record price, said Ko Aung Chain, a potato seller.
In mid-2022, the potato price was around K1,500-1,600 per viss. The potato is mainly cultivated in Aungban, Heho and Sinphyukyun, Loikaw and Tatkon regions. — TWA/GNLM