While most vegetables continue to be reasonably high-priced at both wholesale and retail markets, garlic is available at around five-year low price. Currently, the price of garlic ranges from Rs 10 to 30 per kg in the wholesale market and even the maximum retail is under 45 per kg.
Traders say that due to recurring lockdowns, consumption of garlic has been very low. With the arrival of a new crop, now traders are releasing old stock are a lower price. An administrative official from Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) in Vashi said that the average buying price of garlic at the wholesale market on Wednesday was Rs 22.50. “Garlic is available at even Rs 10 per kg which is at around a five year low price,” said the official.
[ Rs 100 = €1.20 ]