Tomatoes and onion sellers in Enugu state have attributed the crash in prices of the commodities to the harvest season that has led to a glut in Enugu. A market survey conducted by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has revealed that prices of the soup ingredients have crashed, compared to what they were some weeks ago. The price of a big basket of UTC tomatoes now sells for N6,500 (€14.30) as it has flooded the markets.
The price of small baskets of tomatoes cost between N4,000 and N4,500. A tomato seller at the tomato section of Garki Market attributed the price drop to its harvesting season. She said that the UTC species, which usually comes from Jos, have flooded the market, forcing the price to come down. According to her, some weeks ago, the species of tomato was sold between N7,000 and N8,500.
Another tomato trader at the market said that the price of tomatoes would continue to remain stable at the moment, except toward the end of March, when the rainy season sets in.
[ N100 = €0.22 ]
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