BAS Media Service: Price Situationer
Vegetable Prices Up at Metro Manila
Period Covered: June 22 - 30, 2011
The stormy weather brought by series of typhoons to several vegetable producing provinces in Luzon has significantly affected the supply levels of vegetables delivered in the Metropolis. Deliveries were reportedly fell short to the usual market requirements. Quality of some vegetables specifically the leafy ones were noticeably inferior. Traders cited that vegetables' exposure to continuous rains resulted to high rate of spoilage.
Prices of most indicator vegetables increased at both wholesale and retail trade during the week in review.
Topping the list of lowland grown vegetables which were costlier this week was eggplant. Its prevailing bulk sale and retail price has doubled. The P25 per kilogram quotation at wholesale last week rose to P50 this week, while the P35 per kilogram prevailing price at retail last week was at P70 per kilogram now.
Other tropical vegetables, which recorded higher prices at bulk sales were bitter gourd (ampalaya), stringbeans (sitao), okra and tomatoes. Price increments were placed at 43 up to 71 percent compared to previous week's price tags.
At retail trade, consumers paid P10 more for a kilogram of okra; P15 for tomatoes; P20 for ampalaya and P30 for sitao.
Even the upland grown vegetables were priced higher this week. Carrots, habitchuelas, chayote, white potato and pechay Baguio (wongbok), all registering a P10 per kilogram increment.
Milkfish, tilapia and roundscad (galunggong) remained the same at P90, P80 and P120 per kilogram respectively.
On the other hand, a kilogram of caesio (dalagang bukid) alimasag and sugpo were reportedly cheaper by P10 up to P40 relative to last week's asking prices.
Meanwhile, the limited supply of lapu-lapu prompted price to inched up to P300 per kilogram compared to last weeks' P250.
At the fruit markets, avocado and santol started to fill fruit stands. A kilogram of avocado can be bought from P40 to P90 depending on sizes.
Supply of mango is notably decreasing causing prices to slowly appreciate. A kilogram of medium-sized mango sold at P60 last week, prevailed at P70 this week.
The ample supply of basic and prime commodities made available for the consumers, made prices to remain at last weeks' levels.
A kilogram of dressed chicken was quoted at P130 while the choice cuts were sold at P125 up to P165.
For meat, consumers enjoyed a P10 per kilogram price discount for pork belly (liempo).
Refined sugar prevailed at P48 per kilogram and cooking oil in "lapad" bottle at P35 over the week.
Prices of commercial rice, specifically the regular milled and well-milled were pegged at P30 and P35 per kilogram.
Links to Previous Reports:
- 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 )
- Mixed Price Movements for Vegetables in Metro Markets (June 06 - 14, 2012 )
- Metro Wet Markets Well Supplied with Agricultural Food Items (May 30- June 07, 2012 )
- Sufficient Supply of Farm Products in Metro Markets (May 23-31, 2012)
- Stable Prices of Basic Commodities in Metro Manila (May 16 - 24, 2012 )