DA expects increase in price of vegetables
DA expects increase in price of vegetables
DA expects increase in price of vegetables
by Kristan Carag15 December 2022
A view of a vegetable market in La Trinidad, Benguet in northern Philippines August 6, 2016. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

As Christmas nears, the Department of Agriculture (DA) expects a 'slight increase' in the price of vegetables.

DA deputy spokesperson Rex Estoperez admitted on Tuesday, December 13, that an upward spike in the price of commodities normally happens during the Yuletide season but the increased supply offsets the hike.

"Meron kaming impormasyon na yung ating mga gulay, galing doon sa northern area, nagtaasan din lalong-lalo na sa panahog natin sa pansit," Estoperez said during the Laging Handa press briefing.

"Based doon sa information natin, bumababa yung presyo dahil sa dami ng supply sa areas na iyon. We are expecting na sana namin yung ating mga gulay na iyan na kailangan natin sa Pasko, ang presyo ay reasonable din," he added.


As per the monitoring of DA on Tuesday, the price of potatoes climbed up from Php 130 per kilogram to Php 140 per kilogram, and tomatoes rose from Php 90 per kilogram to Php 100 per kilogram.

The price of cabbage dropped from Php 140 per kilogram to Php 120 per kilogram, and Baguio beans fell to Php 80 per kilogram from Php 100 per kilogram.

Meanwhile, the price of some vegetables remains the same including carrot (Php 100 per kilogram), Pechay Baguio (Php 100 per kilogram), sayote (Php 50 per kilogram), bitter gourd or ampalaya (Php 100 per kilogram), sitaw or string beans (Php 80 per kilogram), Pechay Tagalog (Php 60 per kilogram), squash (Php 50 per kilogram), and talong (Php 80 per kilogram).

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