BAS Media Service: Price Situationer
Prices of Tomato Up
Period Covered: June 5-13, 2013
Tomato exhibited continuing price increments for the past weeks. Supply from production areas in Luzon has been significantly reduced which triggered price increases at both trade levels. The supply gap was covered by shipments from Mindanao, but these were pegged at higher prices.
At bulk trade, tomato was offered at P38 per kilogram or P7 higher than last week's tag of P31 per kilogram.
The wholesale price movement was reflected at retail trading. Consumers paid P60 per kilogram, higher by P10 from last week's prevailing price.
Meanwhile, some indicator vegetables exhibited downward price movements at wholesale stalls. Price cuts ranged from 8.57 percent for pechay Baguio (wongbok) to 23.81 percent for habitchuelas. Retailers gave P10 per kilogram discounts for both temperate vegetables. Amargoso and radish were also tagged at lower prices.
In contrast, eggplant and red onion were quoted higher this week at wholesale but stood at previous week's price levels at retail. Retailers claimed that trading was relatively slower over the week.
At the fish counters, no price movements were noted during the reference week as supply was enough to meet consumer requirements.
Prices of medium-sized milkfish and frigate tuna continued to prevail at P120 per kilogram; anchovies and roundscad at P100 per kilogram and threadfin breams and caesio at P180 per kilogram. Exceptions were Spanish mackerel (alumahan) and prawn which prices went down by P10 and P50 per kilogram relative to last week's prevailing retail tags.
Prices of commercial rice, chicken, meat products and sugar were generally stable.
Fruit stalls were sufficiently filled with both locally- grown and imported ones. Banana (lakatan, latundan and saba), pineapple and papaya were available at affordable prices. Avocado started to flow into the markets.
Calamansi which was quoted at P70 per kilogram a month ago was retailed at P40 this week. The continuous and enough supply of this citrus coming from the provinces of Mindoro and Nueva Ecija contributed to the price discounts this week.
Links to Previous Reports:
- Prices of Tomato Up (June 5-13, 2013 )
- Metro Markets Exhibited Stable Prices for Basic Food Items (May 29 – June 6, 2013 )
- Higher Prices of Vegetables Noted in Metro Manila Markets (May 22-30, 2013 )
- Metro Markets Sufficiently Supplied with Agricultural Food Items (May 15 - 23, 2013 )
- Prices of Vegetables at Wholesale Up (May 8-16, 2013 )
- Dressed Chicken Prices Up (May 01 - 09, 2013 )
- High Supply of Agricultural Food Products in the Metro Wet Markets (April 25 - May 02, 2013 )
- Stable Retail Prices in Metro Wet Markets ( April 17-25, 2013 )
- Increasing Volume of Vegetables at Wholesale Outlets (April 10-18, 2013 )
- Ample Supply of Agricultural Food Products in the Metropolis (April 03 - 11, 2013 )
- Adequate Fish and Vegetable Supply in Metro Wet Markets (March 26 – April 04, 2013 )
- Prices Generally Stable in the Metropolis ( March 19-27, 2013 )
- Stable Prices in Metro Manila Wet Markets (March 13 - 21, 2013 )
- Agricultural Food Products Abundant in Metro Markets (March 06-14, 2013 )
- Sugar Prices Going Down at Wholesale (February 27 – March 7, 2013)
- Varied Price Movements in Metro Wet Markets (February 20 - 28, 2013 )
- Metro Markets Well Supplied with Food Items (February 13 - 21, 2013 )
- Vegetable Prices Continue to Decline (February 06 - 14, 2013 )
- Lower Prices of Vegetables in the Metropolis (January 30 - February 07, 2013)
- Vegetables Abundant in Metro Manila Markets (January 23- February 01, 2013)
- Stable Prices of Agricultural Food Products in the Metropolis (January 10 - 24, 2013)
- Prices Stable in the Metropolis (January 09 - 17, 2013 )
- Abundant Supply of Agricultural Products in Metro Markets (January 02 - 10, 2013 )
- Retail Trade Slowed Down (December 26, 2012 - January 03, 2013 )
- Adequate Supply of Agricultural Food Products in Metro Manila (December 19 - 27, 2012)
- Stable Prices of Food Crops in Metro Manila Markets (December 12 - 20, 2012 )
- Increased Supply of Agricultural Commodities in Metro Manila (December 05 - 13, 2012 )
- Agricultural Food Products Abundant in Metro Manila (November 28 – December 06, 2012 )
- Stable Prices in the Metropolis (November 21-29, 2012 )
- Tomato Prices Dropped (November 14-22, 2012 )
- Stable Prices in the Metropolis (November 7-15, 2012 )
- Ample Supply of Fresh Harvests in Metro Markets (October 31 – November 8, 2012 )
- Retail Prices Stable in Metro Markets (October 26 – November 3, 2012 )
- Agricultural Products Abundant in Metro Manila Markets (October 17-25, 2012 )
- Cheaper Vegetables in Metro Manila Markets (October 10-18, 2012 )
- Vegetable Prices Downtrend This Week (October 03 - 11, 2012 )
- Ample Agricultural Food Products at the Metro Wet Markets (September 26 – October 04, 2012 )
- Adequate Supply of Agricultural Food Products In Metro Markets (September 19-27, 2012 )
- Prices in Metro Markets Stable (September 12 - 20, 2012)
- Agricultural Food Products Sufficient (September 05 - 13, 2012 )
- Vegetable Prices on Downward Movement in Metro Markets (August 29 – September 06, 2012)
- Tomato Prices on the Uptrend (August 22 - 30, 2012 )
- Prices of Vegetables in Metro Manila Yet to Go Down (August 15 - 23, 2012 )
- Uptrend in Prices of Temperate Vegetables Noted In Metro Markets (August 08 - 16, 2012 )
- Monsoon Rains Pushed Vegetable Prices Up In Metro Markets (August 01 - 09, 2012 )
- Uptrend in Fish and Vegetable Prices in the Metropolis (July 25 – August 02, 2012 )
- Prices of Tropical Vegetables Up (July 18-26, 2012)
- Agricultural Prices Stable in Metro Manila Markets (July 11-19, 2012)
- Increasing Volume of Deliveries Noted at Bulk Trade (July 04-12, 2012)
- Lower Prices of Vegetables at Bulk Trade (June 27 – July 05, 2012 )
- Prices of Agricultural Food Items Stable In the Metropolis (June 20-28, 2012 )
- Prices of Vegetables Stable in Metro Manila Wet Markets (June 13 - 21, 2012 )