The Esoko survey for the month of November indicates that prices of some foodstuffs increased in the Ghanaian markets within the third week of November, while others decreased. The highest increase of 7 percent was made by Cassava (fresh tubers) to close the week at an average price of GH¢ 3.50 per 3-4 tubers.
This was followed by Millet with 4 percent gain in price to close the week at GH¢ 5.00 per olunka.
According to Esoko Ghana, Maize, Tomato and Yam dropped by 2 percent each, to close the week at an average price of GH¢ 4.20, GH¢ 11.20 and GH¢ 3.80 respectively. Cassava (Gari), Cowpea, Rice (imported –unclesam), and Soya beans also followed with a percentage drop each. They closed the week at GH¢ 4.40, GH¢ 7.70, GH¢ 27.80 and GH¢ 6.50 per olunka and per 1 small bag (5kg) for Rice respectively. The other commodity prices remained the same.
On the various markets, the price for an “olunka” of maize gained by a percentage in Dambai to close the week at GH¢ 5.00 and dropped by 16 percent in Techiman to close the week at GH¢ 3.00 and also dropped by a percentage in Accra and Kumasi to close the week at GH¢ 4.00 and 5.10 respectively, whiles in the other various markets remained the same.
A “medium size tomato tin” full of fresh tomatoes lost 17 percent in Takoradi to close the week at GH¢ 18.00 with Kumasi losing 2 percent to close at GH¢ 8.00 and also with Dambai dropping 10 percent to close at GH¢ 4.50.
The commodity however made some gains in Accra and Bawku. In Accra, it gained 15 percent to close at GH¢ 20.70 and in Bawku by a percentage to close the week at GH¢ 9.00. In the other markets, prices remained the same.
– Credit: Esoko Ghana