Agri Business

Marginal increase in tomato arrivals

Our Correpondent Karnal | Updated on November 20, 2017 Published on March 13, 2013

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After witnessing some good levels over the last few days, tomato price eased by Rs 50-200 a quintal on marginal increase in supplies, on Wednesday.

Around 700 crates (a crate is 25 kg) of different varieties of tomato arrived at the Karnal vegetable market and were quoted at Rs 700-2,400.

Around 4,200 crates of varieties such as 524, Anoop, Himsona, Trishul, Himshikhar and Ahmedabad were received in Karnal district markets.

Out of total arrivals, about 35 per cent stocks was of low quality; around 50 per cent medium quality while just about 15 per cent was of superior quality.

Vikas Sachdeva, a trade expert, told Business Line that marginal increase in supplies pulled tomato prices marginally down.

With the arrivals of previous crop, arrivals of new crop have also started with small consignments.

However, the size of tomatoes is smaller and the quality lower, he added.

Prices of superior quality decreased by Rs 200 a quintal and quoted at Rs 2,100-2,400; medium quality was down by Rs 50 and quoted at 1,300-1,500 while low quality was Rs 100 down at Rs 700-1,000.

There has been volatility in the last few days but it is unlikely to see any major change in the next couple of days, said Vikas Sachdeva.

Superior quality has touched Rs 2,600 on Tuesday and in the retail market, superior quality sold at Rs 40 a kg.

However, prices have decreased on Wednesday, market is still ruling on the higher side.

Published on March 13, 2013
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