Price of vegetables exhibit mixed movement
Philippines Statistics Authority (PSA) said that varied price movements for indicator vegetables were noted in selected regional centers during the last week of December.
The price per kilogram of ampalaya particularly went up by P5 and P10 in four regional centers. However, it fell by P10 in Zamboanga City.
The price for cabbage, on the other hand, gained by P20 per kilogram in Iloilo City and by P10 in San Fernando City.
Meanwhile, the price of a kilogram of carrots rose by P20 in Iloilo City and by P10 in both San Fernando City (Region 1) and Tacloban City.
Price mark-ups for eggplant ranging from P10 to P20 per kilogram were also posted in four regional centers, while it went down by P5 in Cabanatuan City.
The price per kilogram of habitchuelas accelerated by P20 in four regional centers. On the contrary, it dropped by P20 in Zamboanga City.
Low supply of native pechay also picked up its price in Iloilo City by P120 per kilogram and by P10 in Legaspi City.
The price of a kilogram of stringbeans soared by P105 in Iloilo City and by P10 and P20 in five regional centers. On the other hand, it decreased by P10 in Zamboanga City.
Then a kilogram of tomato exhibited price declines of P30 in Naga City and P5 in San Fernando City (Region 1) and Tuguegarao City during the week. Meanwhile, it moved upward by P5 in Cotabato City.
The price of a kilogram of white potato likewise increased by P10 in Iloilo City and by P5 in Cotabato City. It was however priced lower by P10 in Batangas City.