Consumers scan Tema markets for moderate commodity prices

Tema, July 28, GNA – A weekly market survey conducted in major markets in Tema has shown that the prices of some commodities saw a reduction in the week as against the previous week while others saw a marginal increase.

The markets visited included Ashaiman, Tema Community One, Seven, Nine, Texpo, Kpone, and Ada.
At most of the markets, a sack of garden eggs was pegged at GH¢ 300.00; a sack of Cabbage is going for GH¢ 650.00; Carrot medium sack GH¢ 140.00 for the local sack and between GH¢ 85.00 to GH¢ 90.00 for the foreign ones.
A sack of Green pepper pegged at GH¢ 550.00; 50kg of Maize old type GH¢ 500.00 and the 50kg maize new GH¢ 480.00; Yam for GH¢ 1,000.00 for the 50 tubers old ones while new yam goes for GH¢ 500.00 for 70 tubers.
The price of 50kg beans is GHC1,000.00, 50kg Walewale is GH¢ 700.00 and 50kg soya beans is GH¢ 1,200.00 while a sack of Onion goes for GH¢ 700.00, a Small Box of fresh tomatoes is sold at GH¢ 1,600.00 and Big box of fresh tomatoes is pegged at GH¢ 3,000.00.
The price of 50kg Gari goes for GH¢ 900.00, 50kg Groundnut GH¢ 1,800.00, 50kg Millet GH¢ 1,200.00, a bunch of unripe Plantain GH¢ 50.00 and above.
Meanwhile, some of the traders attributed the price differences to scarcity of some foodstuffs others are blaming it on poor roads that were impeding the transportation of the goods from the farming communities to marketing centres.
At the Ashaiman market, traders attributed the high prices of commodities to the unfavourable weather conditions, which affected farmers’ output, therefore, putting pressure on traders to increase prices.
Last week market prices saw a sack of Pepper was pegged at GH¢ 530.00; Garden eggs at GH¢200.00 per sack, Okro pegged at GH¢ 140.00 per basket, Cabbage pegged at GH¢1,000.00 per sack, and Green Pepper was GH¢ 150.00.
The prices of Carrot was GH¢ 180.00, Ginger per sack was pegged at GH¢ 800.00, Onions GH¢ 800.00, and a sack of palm nut GH¢160.00.
A bag of Millet was pegged at GH¢ 380.00; Cowpea at GH¢ 450.00, Soya Beans GH¢ 440.00, Beans GH¢ 1,000.00; Maize GH¢ 500.00; Gari GH¢ 800.00; Groundnut GH¢ 750.00 and rice ranged from GH¢ 260.00, GH¢ 275.00, and GH¢ 290.00 depending on the type.
A tuber of yam ranged from GH¢ 8.00, to GH¢ 14 00, a sack of Cassava GH¢ 250.00 depending on the type, Cocoyam GH¢500.00 per sack; a bunch of unripe plantains GH¢ 70.00.
A carton of fish pegged at GH¢ 400.00 and Tuna GH¢ 500.00 and a crate of tomatoes GH¢ 1,400 for the local and GH¢ 2,000.00 for the foreign ones.