Weekly market update of dry groceries at Bayintnaung Commodity Wholesale Centre

For a week from 14 to 21 Feb­ruary 2024, the prices of black gram and pigeon pea plunged. The prices of onions moved up. The wholesale reference price for palm oil stayed the same this week.



Bayintnaung market saw the supply of 132,000 visses of onion on 21 February. The wholesale prices hit the high­est of K2,100-K2,650 per viss depending on the producing areas (Seikphyu, Myittha and Myingyan) on that day.



The prices of garlic from Aungban, Shan State touched a high of K16,000-K17,800 per viss depending on varieties and qualities, whereas Kyukok gar­lic prices stood at K9,150-K9,200 per viss on 21 February.


Chilli pepper

The wholesale prices of chilli peppers were registered at K8,000-K11,000 per viss for long chilli pepper and Moe­htaung variety on 21 February. The price of bell peppers from Sinbyukyun and delta regions was K15,600-K16,500 per viss.



The prices hit K86,000- K90,000 per sack of non-pre­mium monsoon rice, K103,000- K115,000 per sack of Pawkywe variety on 21 February. Mean­while, the new Pawsan rice of premium quality were worth K140,000-K166,000 per sack depending on producing ar­eas (Pyapon, Myaungmya and Shwebo). The sticky rice fetched K100,000-K110,000 per sack. The door to door price of Ayeyawady Pawsan is K150,000-K155,000 per sack in Yangon Region.


Palm oil

For a week from 19 to 25 February 2023, the wholesale reference price of Yangon Re­gion remained unchanged at K5,140 per viss like that of the previous week.




Prices of Shan potatoes were ranged at K1,950-K2,400 per viss on 21 February.



The prices of various puls­es stood at K3.12 million per tonne of black gram (Fair Aver­age Quality/RC), K3.34 million per tonne of black gram (Spe­cial Quality/RC), K3.9 million per tonne of pigeon pea (red gram) RC, K4,500 per viss of green gram (Shwewah) and K6,300-K6,600 per viss of chick pea in Yangon’s wholesale mar­kets on 21 February 2024. — TWA/KK