The Pola Roundup

The Pola Roundup

The Pola Roundup

Written by Lethonkie Fernando

17 Oct, 2018 | 10:04 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The statistics of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka points out that prices of vegetables continue to rapidly increase due to the supply disruption as a result of heavy rainfall.

As of yesterday, the prices of most vegetables such as beans, carrot, tomatoes, pumpkin, cabbage etc have increased by more than 5% compared to the previous week average prices. This could be seen in both Pettah and Dambulla markets.

In comparison to the prices of other vegetables, carrots have shown a rapid growth in price over the week.                                            

SOURCE – CBSL.gov.lk

 

Meanwhile, the price of rice did not show a significant price fluctuation in the market. However, the price of Kekulu red rice had increased by more than 5% in comparison to the previous week prices.

SOURCE – CBSL.gov.lk

Considering the market prices from yesterday, the prices of fish showed mix movements in both the Peliyagoda and Negombo markets. Although Paraw had increased by more than 5% in the Peliyagoda market, prices of both Thalapath and Balaya had decreased by more than 5% for the Negombo consumers.

SOURCE – CBSL.gov.lk

While prices of local red onions had reported a price decline by more than 5% in comparison to last week, the prices of big onions and potatoes both local and imported had retained its price increase from the previous day.

 

SOURCE – CBSL.gov.lk

 

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