Jan 162015

WITH supply running low, the prices of vegetables and other farm products have gone up, the Philippine Statistics Authority-Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (PSA-BAS) has reported.

The agency monitored an increase from P2 to P40 in selected vegetables and other agricultural products at the Bankerohan Public Market as of January 9.

The prices of pork lean meat, ampalaya, sitao, carrots, eggplant, native pechay, and papaya have also increased.

Habitchuelas or beans had the highest price increase: from P40 last December 23 to P80 on January 9.

Sitao rose from P40 to P80.

A P20 increase was also recorded in ampalaya, now selling by as much as P80. Native pechay went up by P10, to P80.

Pork lean meatis now P175 up by P5.

A P7 to P5 increase was recorded for eggplant, wherein it is now priced at P25 to P30 from P18 to P25. Papaya went up to P20 to P25 from P18 to P20, a P2 to P5 increase.

Native garlic remains high at P360 to P380 since December 19due to a lean supply.

PSA-BAS noted a drop in the prices of tilapia, cabbage, red onion, white potato, and calamansi.

Cabbage was P30 as of January 9, down from P60 in December 23. Tilapia was P100,down from P120.

Potato was down to P70 from to P80,and red onion to P70 from P80. Calamansiwas P30, down from P35.

The prices of other commodities remained stable. Well-milled rice is at P41 to P46 with a prevailing price of P43 while regular-milled rice is at P35 to P40 with a prevailing price of P38.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 17, 2015.

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