Market Watch: Prices of fruits down for Kadayawan

PRICES of most commonly bought fruits, vegetables, meat and seafood products decreased this week as Davao City celebrates the 31st Kadayawan Festival based on the monitoring at Bankerohan Public Market on Wednesday.

The month of August is the peak season for harvesting wherein most of the prices of fruits are decreasing.

The price of rambutan from P70 per kilo last week, is presently at P40 per kilo. Mangosteen from P100 per kilo to P80 per kilo. Marang from P50 per kilo to P30 per kilo. All types of durian are now P40 per kilo, rom P50 per kilo and lanzones is P30 per kilo.

Other fruits that are stable are pomelo for P130, grapes at P260 per kilo, while mango can be bought at P12 per piece and orange at P10 per piece.

Most of the vegetable prices were also stable. Batong, okra, kangkong, malunggay remained at P5 per bundle, talong is P10 per bundle, sayote is P15 for two pieces, and cucumber is P50 per kilo. While the squash increased from P30 to P35 per kilo and pechay is P80 per kilo.

The market price for crabs went down to P500 to P650 per kilo compared to last week’s price which is P580 to P750 per kilo. Squid remains to be at P130 per kilo, tilapia from P100 per kilo to P90 per kilo, shrimps from P220 per kilo to P230 per kilo and milkfish at P100 per kilo.

Prices of pork meat remained at P140 per kilo, chicken meat P128 per kilo and, for beef from P230 per kilo to P220 per kilo. (WNarisma and EABuhian, Addu interns/with ASP)
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