Weekly market update of dry groceries

September 29


During the week ending 27 September, the prices of onion, Kyukok garlic, potato, chilli pepper, Pawsan rice varieties, black gram and chickpeas have declined.



In the last week of September 2022, the prices of onions were down by K400 per viss. The onions from the Seikphyu area set prices at K2,800-3,200 per viss in the wholesale market on 22 September, whereas the prices dropped to K2,400-2,800 per viss.


The maximum price of onions was K2,550 per viss at Seikphyu commodity depot and K2,725 per viss of onions at Pakokku commodity depot, according to the price data of those two regions.



On 27 September, the wholesale prices of garlic from Shan State (Aungban area) moved in the range of K2,800-3,800 per viss while Kyukok garlic also fetched K3,800 per viss.



The price of Chinese potatoes decreased to K1,950 on 27 September, whereas local Shan potatoes were priced at K1,450-2,100 per viss depending on quality.


Chilli pepper

On 27 September, the chilli pepper prices went down to K15,500-19,000 per viss depending on different varieties (Moehtaung, long red chilli (Panye) and green chilli), whereas the bell pepper is sold at K17,000-19,000 per viss.


Palm oil

The wholesale reference price of palm oil in the Yangon Region for a week from 26 September to 2 October declined by K30 per viss compared to the last week’s price. The reference price this week was set at K4,660 per viss. Meanwhile, the wholesale price is estimated at K7,700 per viss and K75,000-76,000 per 100-viss jarrycan.



New low-grade rice is flowing into the market. The export price of broken rice stood at around K41,000-42,000 per bag. The prices of both high-grade and low-grade rice were stable in the markets. The prices of high-grade Pawsan varieties were constant at K92,000 per bag from the Shwebo area, K62,000-63,000 from the Pyapon area, K68,000 from Myaungmya and Pathein areas and K63,000 from other areas. Meanwhile, the prices of short-mature rice (90 days) hit K49,000 per bag. The prices of low-grade rice varieties moved in the range of K42,000-45,000 per bag respectively.



On 27 September, the prices of various pulses stood at over K1,970,000 per tonne of black gram (Fair Average Quality/RC), K2,320,000 per tonne of black gram (Special Quality/RC), K2,130,000 per tonne of pigeon pea (red gram) RC in Yangon markets. The chickpea price decreased from K4,400-4,600 to K4,125-4,400 per viss. —TWA/GNLM