Data and analysis on food prices across Ghana, for the month of April 2019.
Most commodities in the month of April increased in prices. Pona prices increased the most by 14.80 percent to close the month at GHS 694.93. This was followed by cowpea white with an increase of 5.02 percent to close at GHS 360.21. Maize prices gained 3.90 percent to close at GHS 153.62 with groundnut gaining 3.61 percent to close at GHS 513.29. Tomato also gained 2.46 percent to close at GHS 468.42 with gari prices increasing by 1.12 percent to close at GHS 187.98. Cassava, imported rice and local rice all increased marginally. They all gained less than a percentage point.
Soya, millet and wheat all decreased in prices. Soya lost 1.40 percent to close at GHS 236.36. Millet and wheat both lost marginally, less than a percentage. Rice local white also dropped by 0.22 percent to close at GHS 326.00 per bag.
Out Look for May, all things being equal, most commodities are expected to increase in prices.
The average price for a bag of maize gained 3.90 percent to close the month at GHS 153.62. The highest price of GHS 189.00 was recorded at Takoradi with the lowest price of GHS 118.00 at Bawku.
The average price for a bag of local rice gained 0.43 percent to close the month at GHS 327.40, with the highest price GHS 413 recorded at Dambai with the lowest price of GHS 260.00 recorded at Tamale.
A crate of tomato gained 2.46 percent to close the month at GHS 468.42. The highest price GHS 650.00 was recorded at Dambai and the lowest price of GHS 366.67 recorded at Accra.