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Prices at Koyambedu wholesale market drop

Prices of vegetables and flowers have decreased at Koyambedu wholesale market after two weeks. Sources said that the increase in supply is the reason for the slight reduction in prices. Vendors said that the sale has also increased from Saturday.

Prices at Koyambedu wholesale market drop


“In the past two days, the supply has increased and so has the sales. Currently, onion is being sold for Rs 90 per kg, tomato for Rs 20 to Rs 25 per kg, potato for Rs 25 per kg, beans for Rs 40 to Rs 50, peas for Rs 40 to Rs 45, carrot for Rs 30 to Rs 35 and drumstick for Rs 200. The prices might come down further within a week as the supply is expected to increase,” said P Sukumaran, secretary of Koyambedu Wholesale Merchants’ Association.

Flower vendors also saw a fall in prices due to increased supply. But the demand remains the same from last week. “Rain and fog have subsided and so the supply has increased. Currently, jasmine is being sold for Rs 850 to Rs 900 per kg, jasmine sambac for Rs 600 to Rs 750 per kg, pink jasmine for Rs 300 to Rs 360 per kg, marigold for Rs 100 to Rs 170, tuberose for Rs 90 to Rs 120, damask rose for Rs 100 to Rs 120 and rose for Rs 160 to Rs 180,” said S Mookandi, secretary of Koyambedu Flower Merchants Association.

Fruit prices have also decreased by up to 10 per cent. “The prices have reduced after two weeks, but the sale dull. Even regular vendors did not purchase flowers on Sunday. Pomegranate is being sold for Rs 120 per kg, apple for Rs 120 to Rs 170 per kg, grapes (with seed) for Rs 70 per kg, and orange for Rs 100,” said S Dhanasekar, secretary of Vegetable, Flowers, and Fruits Merchant’s Association.

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