BAS Media Service: Price Situationer
Tomato and Calamansi Prices in Downward Trend
Period Covered: August 10 - 18 , 2011
Shipments of tomatoes from Ilocos provinces and Batangas augmented supply coming from Mindanao. Supply inched up over the week. A 6.0 percent price reduction was recorded at bulk trade while prevailing retail price was P10 per kilogram lower than the previous price of P50.
Calamansi started to show similar price movement. The increasing volume of unloadings of this citrus fruit from traditional sources such as Mindoro provinces and Nueva Ecija allowed a P10 per kilogram price cut from the prevailing retail quotation of P50 last week.
Meanwhile, other fruits in abundance this week were avocado which was sold at P50 to P60 per kilogram, santol (native) which was quoted P20 to P25 per kilogram and melon which was offered at P40 to P50 per kilogram.
Wholesale prices were slightly higher for cabbage, carrots, chayote, ampalaya and stringbeans during the week. However, retailers cited that due to slow market absorption, they maintained their old selling prices.
Exceptions were eggplant and pechay Baguio (wongbok). There was a 100 percent increase in the price of eggplant and a 4.0 percent increase for pechay Baguio at wholesale counters.
Price increases were reflected at retail. Last week's price quotation for eggplant of P30 per kilogram rose to P50. The P35 per kilogram selling price of pechay (wongbok) increased to P40 this week.
Among the fishery indicator commodities, only alumahan recorded a P20 price cut at wet markets surveyed. The prevailing price last week was P120 per kilogram. Price increments of P10 to P20 were noted for bisugo, lapu-lapu and blue crab which prevailed at P160, P280 and P220 per kilogram, respectively.
Prices for all other basic items like rice, bottled cooking oil, sugar, meat and poultry remained stable with the slightly reduced market requirements and sufficient supply.
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 )