For the third week of February, imported rice recorded the highest drop of twenty percent.
A five kilogram bag of imported rice is now selling at 21 cedis 90 pesewas.
[contextly_sidebar id=”3HsVElqSgpHmKERxXLBcgbsjaqeN48Bd”]This was followed by local rice which lost five percent to close the week at 6 cedis 80 pesewas per medium size tin.
Checks by Esoko Ghana revealed that Groundnut and cowpea followed with 4 and a percentage drop in price respectively.
Meanwhile the prices of yam, maize and gari made gains of between 3 and 7 percent.
Also, the price of tomato which has been declining for the past three consecutive weeks, increased by one percent to close the week at 6 cedis 90 pesewas per medium size tin. Similar declines were recorded by fresh tubers of cassava and soya beans.
On the various markets, a medium size tomato tin full of fresh tomatoes lost 7 percent in Accra to close the week at 9 cedis 30 pesewas; it lost 4 percent in Techiman to close at 7 cedis.
According to Esoko Ghana the commodity however gained 24 percent in Kumasi to close the week at GHS 6. cedis 20 pesewas. It also gained 2 percent in Takoradi to close the week at 11 cedis. The price however remained the same in the other markets.
The price of a medium size tin of maize lost 3 percent in Kumasi to close the week at 5 cedis but increased by 18 percent in Takoradi to close the week at 10 cedis and also gained by 17 percent in Bawku to close the week at 3 cedis 50pesewas.