Commodity price information and analysis for the month of April 2018, across Ghanaian markets.
At the end of trading in the month of April, most commodities made gains ranging from 0.53 percent to 43.70 percent. The highest gain of 43.70 percent was made by tomatoes to close at GHS 416.00 per crate. Pona made a gain of 4.60 percent to close at 564.17. Soya beans also gained 3.58 percent to close at GHS 244.00 with maize making a gain of 2.81 percent to close at GHS 146.00. Cassava gained 2.04 percent to close at GHS 75.00. The rest of the gains were less than a percentage point. Certain commodities also made losses. Wheat lost 1.83 percent to close at GHS 232.67 with Gari also losing 1.64 percent to close the week at GHS 196.86.
The average price for a bag of maize gained 2.81 to close the month at GHS 146.29. The highest price of GHS 183 was recorded at Takoradi, with the lowest price of GHS 115.00 recorded at Bawku.
The average price for a bag of local rice gained 0.62 to close the month at GHS 325.57. The highest price of GHS 450.00 was recorded at Accra with the lowest price of GHS 260.00 recorded at Takoradi.
The average price for a crate of tomato gained 43.70 percent to close the month at GHS 416.00. The highest price of GHS 590.00 was recorded at Accra and the lowest price of GHS 230.00 recorded at Dambai and Tamale.
Prices of the commodity are expected to fluctuate in the coming months.