Market watch: Increase in supply brings down potato, onion prices in Pune

Updated on Nov 26, 2018 02:52 PM IST

The prices of tomatoes, peas and carrots have also decreased

80 trucks of potatoes arrived from Agra and Indore on Sunday.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
80 trucks of potatoes arrived from Agra and Indore on Sunday.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Hindustan Times, Pune | ByShrinivas Deshpande

Pune has witnessed an increase in the supply of potatoes from Agra and Indore. The supply of onions from the adjoining districts of Pune has also increased. Hence, the prices of both the vegetables has gone down by 10 to 15 per cent in the Agricultural produce market committee, Pune.

“On Sunday, 80 trucks of potatoes arrived from Agra and Indore. A total of 60 trucks of onions from adjoining districts of Pune arrived today. The increased supply has brought down the prices of the vegetables,” said Vilas Bhujbal, president, Chhatrapati Shivaji market yard traders’ and agents’ association, Pune.

The prices of green leafy vegetables has remained the same for a third consecutive week. The price of onions decreased from 70-120 per 10 kilogrammes last week to 50 to 120 per 10 kilogrammes. The prices of potatoes decreased from 120-180 per 10 kilogramme last week to 50-160 per 10 kilogramme this week. Not to be left behind, the prices of tomatoes also settled at 30 - 60 per 10 kilogramme as against 40-60 per 10 kilogramme in the last week. The prices of peas also decreased from 600-650 per 10 kilogramme to 420-440 per 10 kilogramme. The carrot prices were slashed and settled at 100-220 per 10 kilogramme against 600-650 per 10 kilogramme in earlier week. The prices of all other vegetables has remained the same as compared to last week. A total of 1200 bags of ginger from Satara,100 bags of carrot,two tempos of green chillies and 6,500 boxes of tomatoes arrived at APMC, Pune on Sunday.

Pune witnessed a price drop of onions and potatoes

Commodities Prices on Nov 18 Prices on Nov 25

Onion 70 - 120 50 - 120

Potato 120 - 180 50 - 160

Tomatoes 40 - 60 30 - 60

Peas 600 - 650 420-440

Carrot 600 - 650 100 - 220

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