BAS Media Service: Price Situationer
Typhoon Mina Sent Vegetable Prices Up
Period Covered: August 24 - September 1 , 2011
The impact of typhoon "Mina" on farm products, specifically, vegetables coming from the growing areas in Northern part of Luzon came in the form of higher prices in Metro markets. Some landslides in Benguet caused difficulties in transporting vegetables from production sites and has apparently disturbed the flow into the Metropolis.
At the start of this reference week, delivery trucks coming into Divisoria and Balintawak wholesale markets were reportedly few and with limited loads. Prices went up by 25.0 percent for habitchuelas; 38 percent for white potato; 53.0 percent for pechay Baguio; 94.0 percent for chayote and 100 percent for carrots.
Similarly, radish, tomato pechay native and stringbeans were more expensive this week.
At the retail markets, the same vegetables were priced higher. Prices increased by P20 per kilogram for carrots, habitchuelas and pechay Baguio (wongbok). Chayote, white potato, stringbeans and tomato were tagged P10 per kilogram higher compared to their prevailing quotations before the typhoon.
At the fish counters, the inclement weather and rough seas made fishing difficult which kept supply of marine fish lower than last week's level. A P10 per kilogram price increase from last week's asking was posted for Indian Mackerel (alumahan), threadfin bream (bisugo) and milkfish. Grouper's (lapu-lapu) prevailing retail price of P240 per kilogram last week inched-up to P280 this week.
Meanwhile, tilapia, round scad, frigate tuna and caesio (dalagang bukid) continued to prevail at the previous week's price quotations.
Prices of other basic commodities like rice and cooking oil remained stable.
Pork ham (pigue) and chicken prices stood firm at P170 and P130 per kilogram, respectively.
Price of white or refined sugar went down by P2 per kilogram. Last week's retail price of P46 dropped to P44 per kilogram this week.
At the fruit market, a 17 kilogram "kaing" of mango was sold at P1,200 at Mega Q-Mart wholesale counters.
Meanwhile, at retail, medium-sized mango was still quoted at P80 per kilogram.
Price of calamansi continued to drop as supply became more than adequate to meet consumption needs.
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 )