For the last week in March, soyabean recorded the highest gain in price. The commodity gained 6 percent and it is now selling at 6 cedis 40 pesewas per medium size tin.
This was followed by groundnut which gained 4 percent to close the week at 13 cedis 30 pesewas per medium size tin.
Figures released by Esoko Ghana also showed that cowpea gained 3 percent to close the week at an average price of 8 cedis 20 pesewas per medium size tin.
Fresh tubers of cassava, maize, millet and yam also followed with 2 percent gain each. Local rice, wheat and tomato also gained by a percentage point each.
They closed the week at 7 cedis 80 pesewas, 12 cedis 60 pesewas and 7 cedis per medium size tomato tin respectively. Gari dropped by a percentage point to closed the week at 5 cedis per medium tin.
Checks by Esoko Ghana also showed that on the various markets, the price for an “olonka” of maize gained by 6 percent in Takoradi to close the week at 10 cedis 70 pesewas. It gained by 2 percent in Dambai to close the week at 5cedis 10 pesewas.
The price remained the same in other markets. A “medium size tomato tin” full of fresh tomatoes lost 9 percent in Kumasi to close the week at 8 cedis 20 pesewas. The commodity however made some gains in Techiman and Takoradi.
In Techiman, it gained 14 percent to close the week at 8 cedis with Takoradi also gaining 3 percent to close the week at 12 cedis 40 pesewas. In the other markets, the price remained the same.