For a week from 22 to 28 November 2023, the prices of potato, sugar, sugarcane candy, and chickpea dipped at the Bayintnaung Wholesale Centre.
The Bayintnaung Wholesale Market saw a supply of 150,000 visses of onions on 28 November. The wholesale prices moved in the K2,400 and K3,900 per viss range depending on the quality, size and producing areas (Seikphyu and Monywa) that day.
The garlic prices from Aungban, Shan State, stood at K10,300-K11,800 per viss depending on varieties and qualities, whereas Kyukok garlic fetched K11,500-K12,500 per viss on 28 November.
Chinese potato prices dipped to K3,200-K3,300 per viss on 28 November from K3,400 per viss registered on 25 November.
The wholesale prices of chilli peppers were K6,000-10,000 per viss for long chilli pepper and Moehtaung variety on 28 November. Those red chillies processed in cold storage fetched K14,500-K15,000 per viss. The prices of bell peppers from the Sinphyukyun area and delta regions were K15,000-K23,000 per viss.
The prices hit K63,000 -K64, 000 per sack of low-grade monsoon rice, K83,000 for short-mature old rice (90 days), K75,000 per sack of old rice grown under the intercropping season and K91,000-K102,000 for Pawkywel variety. The high-grade old Pawsan rice prices were K130,000-K150,000 per sack depending on the producing areas (Myaungmya, Shwebo) on 28 November. The price of stick rice has decreased to K105,000 per sack from K113,000.
For a week from 27 November to 3 December 2023, the wholesale reference price of Yangon Region was set higher to K5,000 per viss. The FOB prices fluctuated between US$855 per tonne and $872.5 per tonne this week.
The prices of various pulses stood at K2,790,000 per tonne of black gram (Fair Average Quality/RC), K3,005,000 per tonne of black gram (Special Quality/RC), K3,250,000 per tonne of pigeon pea (red gram) RC, K3,430 per viss of green gram and K5,650 -5,950 per viss of chickpea in Yangon’s wholesale markets. — TWA/KK