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17 July 2016

Tomato prices shot up by 9%

tomatoes1Prices of tomatoes have increased on the Ghanaian market. It is now being sold at an average price of GHC8.80 per “medium size tomato tin.”

Figures released by Esoko Ghana showed that the price of maize however reduced by two percent in the third week of July and is going for GHC5.60 per “olonka.”

According to Esoko Ghana, Groundnut, Millet and Soyabean also dropped by a percentage each.

They closed the week at GHC13.30, GHC5.50 and GHC6.00 per “olonka” respectively. Yam (pona) gained 5 percent in price to close the week at GHC7.60 per “medium size tuber.” Cassava (fresh tubers) followed with 4 percent gain to close the week at GHC6.90 per “3-4 tubers.”

Cowpea also gained by a percentage point to close the week at GHc 9.10 per “olonka.” On the various markets, the price for an “olonka” of maize dropped by 20 percent in Dambai to close the week at GHC4.00 and gained by 2 percent in Kumasi to close the week at GHC6.30.

In the other markets, the price remained the same. A “medium size tomato tin” full of fresh tomatoes lost 38 percent in Accra to close the week at GHC 5.70 with Takoradi also dropping 11 percent to close at GHC 20.00 and also with Kumasi losing 3 percent to close the week at GHC 10.30.

In the other markets, the price remained the same.

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