Price of wheat increases in last week of February

This was followed by imported rice which recorded a 7 percent increase in price to close the week at 26 cedis 80 pesewas per 5 kilogram bag.


Tomato recorded the third highest gain of 4 percent. It is now selling at 7 cedis 20 pesewas per medium size tin. While yam recorded 3 percent for the last week in February, local rice and groundnut made gains of one percent to close the week at 12 cedis 50 pesewas and 7 cedis 70 pesewas per medium size tin respectively. However, the price of millet and Soyabean dropped by one percent.

On the various markets, a medium size tin full of fresh tomatoes lost 15 percent in Tamale to close the week at 6 cedis 10 pesewas. In Takoradi, it lost 9 percent to close at ten cedis.

Kumasi recorded the least gain of 4 percent in the price of tomato to close the week at 6 cedis and 50 pesewas. Techiman recorded the highest gain of 29 percent but the commodity is selling highest in Accra for 11 cedis after gaining 18 percent in price.

Credit: Esoko Ghana  Commodity Index.


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