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‘Rains keeping prices,
of fishes, veggies high'

Prices of marine fishes are still high while those of vegetables increased slightly due to unfavorable weather for fishing and a slight decrease in supply in the market, a Bureau of Agricultural Statistics report showed yesterday.

Compared to the prices BAS released on Wednesday, prices of vegetables like carrots, potato, onion leaves, and eggplant increased per kilogram from P5 to P10 while Baguio beans have the highest increase of P30, the report showed.

Prices of marine fishes per kilogram also posted notable increase that range from P20 to P40 with the P60/kg Mat-an fish now costing P100/kg, from P50/kg Marot now sells at P90, and Gingaw P210/kg against its previous price at P190/kg.

The prices are all based on wholesale selling at Libertad Public Market for the vegetable products and at the Pala-Pala market, all in Bacolod City.

As the prices of the marine fishes and vegetable products continue to fluctuate, the wholesale buying price of palay that are fresh from the thresher remained stable at P12 to P14.50 per kilogram while well milled rice is at P29 to P31 and regular milled rice at P26 to P28 per kilogram, the report also showed.*LTG


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