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Food inflation Food prices on local market fall in August

The commodity with the highest lost was tomatoes losing 20 per cent to close the week at GH¢7.00 per “medium size tomato tin”.

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Most commodities this week experienced losses in prices. The commodity with the highest lost was tomatoes losing 20 per cent to close the week at GH¢7.00 per “medium size tomato tin”. Some of the remaining commodities also experienced no change in price.

An olunka of maize prices remained stable in most markets across the country. It however dropped 12 per cent in Takoradi to close the week at GH¢5.70.

A “medium size tomato tin” full of fresh tomatoes dropped by 29 per cent in Bawku to close the week at GH¢9.00. In Tamale it dropped 33 per cent to close the week at GH¢6.30.

Also in Dambai the commodity dropped 22 per cent to close the week at GH¢7.00 with Takoradi dropping 19 per cent to close at GH¢10.20. In Techiman the commodity dropped by 9 per cent to close the week at GH¢5.40 and Kumasi losing 7 percentage points to close the week at GH¢3.80.

Maize

The price for a bag of maize remained fairly stable in most markets this week. The wholesale prices remained the same.                               

On the retail the prices for a kilo of maize lost 12 per cent to close the week at GH¢2.20 from a previous price of GH¢2.50.                                                                                                                                               

Tomato (Fresh)                                

A crate of tomatoes dropped in price in most markets. In Bawku a crate of tomatoes was sold at GH¢160.00, decreasing by 6 per cent from last week's price of

GH¢179.00 with Kumasi in dropping 10 per cent to close the week at GH¢113.00. Takoradi and Techiman dropped by 11 and 15 per cent to close the week at                                                                              

GH¢267.00 and GH¢170.00 respectively. Tamale also dropped 26 percentage  points to close the week at GH¢200.00 from a previous value of GH¢270.00.                                                    

A kilo of tomatoes dropped by 29 per cent in Bawku to close the week at GH¢5.00. In Tamale it dropped 33 per cent to close the week at GH¢3.50 with Dambai

dropping 22 per cent to close at GH¢3.90. In Takoradi,  the commodity dropped 19 per cent to close the week at GH¢5.67 with Techiman dropping 9 per cent to close at GH¢3.00. Also in Kumasi the commodity dropped by 7 per cent to close the week GHC2.13.                                 

Source: www.esoko.com

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