Prices of agri commodities in Butuan 'stable'

By Alexander Lopez

October 5, 2022, 7:31 pm

BUTUAN CITY – Prices of prime agricultural commodities here remain stable based on the Sept. 25 – Oct. 1 weekly monitoring conducted by the Department of Agriculture in the Caraga Region (DA-13).

“It is important to conduct this weekly monitoring to regularly inform the public on the prevailing prices of farm commodities,” said Emmylou Presilda, of the DA-13 information office, in a phone interview Wednesday.

 Based on latest monitoring, Presilda said there were no significant changes in the prices of most agricultural commodities at market centers here.

The price per kilo of premium imported rice remained at PHP44, while the price of special rice slightly decreased to PHP42.50 from the PHP43.50 last week.

Slight increases in the prices of premium and regular milled local commercial rice at PHP1.00 and PHP2.00, respectively, were noted during the monitoring.

A dip in the prices of most highland vegetables, ranging from PHP10 to PHP20, was also monitored, as well as for lowland vegetables.

Pork ham also went down to P300 per kilo from PHP330 in the previous week, while a PHP10 increase was monitored for the price of whole dressed chicken.

No movement was also monitored in the prices of most fruits except for calamansi, papaya, and bananas which decreased from PHP25, PHP10, and PHP5, respectively. (PNA)