Ghana tomato prices up for second time in May

Esoko reports that the price of tomatoes has increased by twenty-one percent compared to the twenty percent it recorded last week (2nd-8th May), meaning the second time the price of the produce has increased this month. A medium size tomato tin is being sold for 13 cedis. 

Cassava which is reported to be in short supply currently, also recorded the second highest increase in price by five percent. Three to four tubers of cassava is now selling at 7 cedis 60 pesewas. 

Meanwhile Esoko Ghana has attributed the continuous increase in tomato prices to the current weather pattern.

According to Esoko, the situation has also resulted in low output yield insufficient to meet demand resulting in the drastic increase in prices. 

Explaining the situation to Citi Business News, the Content Manager of Esoko Ghana, Francis Danso Adjei said, “We have realised that we still do not have tomatoes, a lot of the commodity are within our borders. 

“Unfortunately for us too, those who travel outside to neighboring Burkina Faso are not getting a lot of the produce to bring to Ghana. 

“Also is the fact that the tomato growing areas still do not have a lot of volumes that will make up for the domestic use and demand;as such we are having this upward trend in the prices of the commodity,” he noted.

(1 Ghanaian Cedi=0.26 USD)

Source: ghanaweb.com

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