Prices of vegetables, fruits on an uptrend
It is not only the price of rice and meat that’s been going up lately. Apparently, vegetables and fruits are also getting more expensive.
During the fourth week of August, Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said the mixed price movements in vegetables are noted in some regional centers.
For instance, price mark-ups of P5 to P20 per kilogram of cabbage were registered in six regional centers. Meanwhile, a price reduction of P5 per kilogram was recorded in Butuan City.
Prices of carrots also climbed from P5 to P30 per kilogram in 10 regional centers.
A kilogram of habitchuelas was, however, cheaper by P20 in Naga City and by P30 in Legaspi City.
Prices of ampalaya also went down from P5 to P30 per kilogram in six regional centers. Likewise stringbeans were priced lower in five regional centers.
Meanwhile, retail prices of fruits in many regional centers generally maintain their previous week’s level.
The price of a kilogram of mango carabao particularly picked up by P10 and P20 in sevem regional centers.
A kilogram of calamansi, on the other hand, dropped by P10 and P20 in five regional centers.
Prices of condiments also generally remained stable during the week, with seven regional centers particularly registering price increases in ginger Hawaiian by P5 to P20 per kilogram.