Market watch: Peas cheaper, but chillies costlier in Pune

Updated on Jan 28, 2019 02:49 PM IST

160 trucks of vegetables arrived in APMC on Sunday, which included 7,000 crates of tomatoes and 100 bags of groundnuts. Also, seven trucks of green chillies and peas arrived from neighbouring districts

Due to low demand, prices of most vegetables saw a declining trend.(HT/PHOTO)
Due to low demand, prices of most vegetables saw a declining trend.(HT/PHOTO)
Hindustan Times, Pune | By

The trend of declining prices of lima beans and peas has continued this week as a result of the low demand of these vegetables at agricultural produce market committee (APMC) Pune.However prices of green chilli and capsicum have witnessed a hike in the past week.

“Post Makar Sankranti, there has been a significantly low demand for vegetables.On Sunday, we witnessed a reduced supply of vegetables as well.All these factors are collectively responsible for the falling prices of vegetables,” said Vilas Bhujbal, president, Chhatrapati Shivaji market yard traders and agents association, Pune. 

The average wholesale price of lima beans decreased from 250-300 per 10 kilogramme to 240- 250 per 10 kilogramme. Similarly the prices of peas fell from 160-200 per 10 kilogramme to 60-180 per 10 kilogramme. However prices of capsicum shot up from 300-350 per 10 kilogramme to 300-400 per 10 kilogramme. At the same time, prices of green chilli also increased from 350-360 to 400-500 per 10 kilogramme. 

On Sunday, APMC market saw tomatoes being sold at 140-160 per 10 kilogrammes against last week’s 150-180 per 10 kilogrammes against.Cost of onion has witnessed stability and continues to be sold at 30-60 per 10 kilogramme. 

160 trucks of vegetables arrived in APMC on Sunday, which included 7,000 crates of tomatoes and 100 bags of groundnuts. Also, seven trucks of green chillies and peas arrived from neighbouring districts.

As prices fall onions remain stable

Name of Commodities January 20 January 27

Lima beans 250-300 240-250

Peas 160-200 60-180

Green chilli 350-360 400-500

Capsicum 300-350 300-400

Potato 80-120 90-130

Onion 30-60 30-60

Tomato 140-160 150-180

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