Garlic prices remain stable

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Friday, July 25, 2014


PRICES of garlic remained stable as of Friday based on the price monitoring of the Philippine Statistic Authority-Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (PSA-BAS) in Davao Region.

The price of native garlic is at P230 to P250 with a prevailing price of P240 and Hawaiian garlic is at P140 to P160 with a prevailing price of P150. But a P10 to P30 price drop in garlic was also observed yesterday where it went down from P190 to P230 to P180 to P200 with a prevailing price of P200.

In an earlier interview with PSA-BAS market reporter Imelda V. Abdala, she said the main reason why the price of garlic has been going down was due to the increase of supply. She also said the increase in the supply of imported garlic has also helped bring down the price of native garlic.

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She assured the consumers that there will be a steady decrease in the prices of garlic as the supply of garlic increases. The price of garlic would usually be P80 to P90 when there is ample supply.

There has also been a drop in the prices of other commodities that PSA-BAS 11 is monitoring. For instance, bangus priced from P110 to P120 down to P98 to 110, cabbage from P40 to P50 down to P30 to P40, and red onion from P70 to P80 down to P65 to P75.

However, there has been an increase in the price of other products. The price of tomato went up to P35 to P40 from P32 to P38 and eggplant from P25 to P30 up to P30 to P40.

The prices of other commodities remain stable as of yesterday. Price of well-milled rice is at P45 to P48, regular milled rice is P39 to P44, and NFA rice is from P27 to P32.

The price of meat, poultry, and seafood products are: pork (liempo) P175 to P185, pork (lean meat) P170 to P180, beef (lean meat) P220, beef (with bones) P175 to P180, dressed chicken P112 to P115, chicken egg (medium size) P5 to P5.50, galunggong P140 to P150, and tilapia P85 to P100.

Price of selected fruits and vegetable products are: ampalaya P40 to P50, string beans P25 to P30, carrots P50 to P60, habitchuelas P30 to P40, white potato P60 to P75, native pechay P50 to P60 lakatan P36 to P38, latundan P26 to P28, calamansi P20 to P30, papaya P18 to P20, and carabao mango P50 to P65.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on July 26, 2014.

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