Drop in wholesale, retail veggie, fruit prices

Wholesalers and retailers as well as consumers said there has been a decrease in the prices of vegetables and fruits in many places in the island including Colombo these days.

Manning Trade Society President H.Upasena said that this situation has occurred due to the harvesting of vegetables and fruits due to the rain, and the fact that it is the season of harvesting vegetables and fruits.

But he said that due to the increase in the production cost due to the increase in taxes, there will not be a big decrease in the price of vegetables and fruits. The wholesale price of a kilo of beans and carrots in Colombo was Rs.300, at the Dambulla wholesale trading centre it was Rs.275 and the retail price there was between Rs. 305 and 360.

The wholesale price of a kilo of cabbage in Colombo was recorded as Rs.250 and in Dambulla as Rs.138, while the retail price of a kilo of cabbage was around Rs.360.

It is stated that the wholesale price of tomato and eggplant was between Rs.155 and 200 per kilo and the retail price was between Rs.205 and 300. The wholesale price of a kilo of sour bananas was between Rs.180 in Colombo and Rs.125 in Dambulla, while the retail price was between Rs.135 and 230. The wholesale price of pineapple was between Rs.335 and 375. The retail price was between Rs.365 and 500.

by Daily News Sri Lanka

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