11.0% the Average Increase in Agricultural Producers’ Prices during September 2020

11.0% the Average Increase in Agricultural Producers’ Prices during September 2020

The monthly report issued by the Department of Statistics indicates an increase in the Average Agricultural Producers’ Price Index for September 2020 by 11.0% compared with September 2019. (The Price Index reached 101.7 in September 2020 compared with 91.6 in September 2019).The most significant crops that contributed to this Increase were Cherry Tomatoes by 111.0%, Grapefruit by 92.8%, Bell pepper by 92.3%, colored Bell pepper by 89.3%, Lettuce by 80.7%, Tomatoes by 79.4%, Cauliflower by 65.8%, Hot pepper by 57.0%, Squash by 21.8%  and Apples by 21.3% . (The total of their relative importance constituted 73.9% of the total indicator value).

Meanwhile, there was a decrease in the price index of dry onion by 40.2%, Potatoes by 38.5%, Green Beans by 35.6%, String Beans by 33.7%, Okra by 26.8%, Jew’s mallow by 23.9 %, Spring Onions by 23.1%, Jew’s mallow leaves by 21.7%, Red Cabbage by 16.7%, and Mushrooms by 16.1%.  (The total of their relative importance constituted 26.1% of the total indicator value.)

The report also shows that the Price Index has increased by 24.9% in September 2020 as compared with August 2020 (the price index reached 101.7 in September 2020 compared with 81.4 in August 2020). The most significant crops that contributed to this Increase (the total of their relative importance constituted 51.6%) were Red Cabbage by 99.5%, Lettuce by 74.7%, Cucumber by 70.8%, Cauliflower by 47.8%, Colored Bell Pepper by 37.9%, Grapefruits by 37.4%, Jew’s mallow by 29.7%, Green Cabbage by 24.9%, Dry Onion by 23.3% and Cherry Tomatoes by 22.7%. Meanwhile, there was a decrease in the price index of Thyme by 19.2%, Spinach by 15.2%, Apples by 13.7%, Grapes by 12.4%, Jew’s Mallow leaves by 9.5%, Mushrooms by 8.4%, potatoes by 8.2%, Guava by 1.1%, Okra by 0.5% and pomegranates by 0.5% with a relative importance reached 48.4%.

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