During the week ending 14 March 2023, the prices of Kyukok garlic, black gram, pigeon pea and chickpea went up, whereas the prices of sugar and palm oil declined in the Bayintnaung Wholesale Centre.
Yangon’s commodity trading hub saw the entry of 2,364,000 visses of onions in 14 days this month, with an average supply of 210,000 visses per day. The prices moved in the range of K1,050 and K1,850 per viss depending on the quality, size and producing areas (Seikphyu and Myittha) on 14 March.
On 14 March, the prices stayed at K3,200-4,000 per viss depending on varieties and qualities, whereas Kyukok garlic fetched K4,300 per viss.
The wholesale prices of local potatoes moved in the range between K1,300 and 1,900 per viss depending on producing areas.
The wholesale prices of chilli peppers were K11,000-12,500 per viss for long chilli pepper and Moehtaung variety. The prices of bell peppers from the Sinphyukyun area and delta regions were K14,500-16,000 per viss respectively.
The prices stood at K52,000-53,000 per bag for summer rice grown under the intercropping system, K57,000 for low-grade short-matured summer rice (90 days), K49,000-50,000 per bag of low-grade Ngasein rice variety, K68,000 for Pawsan rice from Bogale, K71,000 from Pyapon, K73,000 from Myaungmya, K85,000 for Pawsan rice from Shwebo area respectively.
The wholesale reference price of palm oil in the Yangon Region showed a small increase of K35 this week. The reference price for a week from 13 and 19 March is set at K4,635. Palm oil is priced at US$1,053 per tonne in the global market. However, the wholesale market price dropped to K6,500 on 14 March from K6,900 per viss on 9 March.
Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar