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Alert: Tomato prices are up by over 80% in these Lagos markets

According to Nairametrics’ House-Hold Survey carried out last week Thursday across major markets in Lagos State, a big basket of tomatoes now sells for N18,000, up from N10,000 reported two weeks earlier.



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Eid-el-Fitr celebration may be over, but the price of tomatoes shows no sign of decline as it keeps snowballing. According to Nairametrics’ House-Hold Survey carried out last week Thursday across major markets in Lagos State, a big basket of tomatoes now sells for N18,000, up from N10,000 reported two weeks earlier. This represents 80% price hike in prices of tomatoes.

The report also shows that a small basket of tomatoes now sells for N7,000 as against N3,500 reported two weeks prior. This indicates a further 100% increase.

Meanwhile, there was a significant decrease in the price of brown beans compared to what was observed two weeks earlier. Specifically, a bag of brown beans now sells at an average price of N13,875 across the four major markets in Lagos namely Mushin, Oyingbo, and Mile 12 sells at N14,000. Daleko sells for N13,500.

The report shows the markets with relatively the same price, Varying price and insight obtained from the markets.

Baskets of Tomatoes

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Relatively the same price

Items such as Peak milk, Dano milk, vegetable oil, Palm oil, Beverages, St’ Loius Sugar, Chivita, Egg, Fish, Gas and pasta are sold for relatively the same price.

The four markets sell a pack of Golden penny and Dangote pasta at N200, 5 litres of palm oil and vegetable oil is being sold for the same amount across the four markets at N1,800 and N2,000 respectively.

Also, a gallon of Palm oil (5 litres) is sold for the same price across the four markets for N1,800, although the 25 litres gallon varies slightly as Daleko sells the cheapest at N8600, followed by Mushin for N8,800 then Oyingbo market for N8,900, while Mile 12 market sells the highest at N9,000. The same trend played in regards to the price of local vegetable oil across the four markets.

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Traders at Mile-12 market on Thursday, 06, 2019

The relative difference in price; Daleko sells cheapest

Across the markets, there is a wide disparity between prices of the grain such as Royal stallion rice. Specifically, Stallion rice (50kg) sells for N13,000 at Daleko market, N14,500 at Oyingbo market while Mushin and Mile 12 markets sell for N14,000.

Beans (Oloyin) was sold the cheapest at Daleko market for N14,500 while Oyingbo market sells the highest at N16,500, although Mushin and Mile 12 markets sell for 16,000. On the other hand, Brown beans recorded a significant drop in the price as Daleko sells a bag for 13,500 while the other three markets sell for N14,000.

The beans sellers at Mile 12 market sell two types of beans. According to the sellers, the normal one sells for N14,000, while the other type known as iron beans currently sells for N26,000.

Bottom Line: It should be noted that the frequent rise in the price of tomatoes is largely due to the rainy season, as constant rainfall reduces the availability of fresh tomato because the crop does not thrive during the wet season.

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Meanwhile, traders across the four markets are excited over the drop in price of beans, while some major beans traders disclosed that consumers now buy higher quantity. To purchase items such as rice, Beans, Garri, Vegetable Oil and Palm Oil, Daleko is the market with the cheapest price.

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About Nairametrics Food Price Survey: The Nairametrics’ Food Price Watch is a bi-weekly household market survey the covers prices of major food items, with emphasis laid on four (4) major markets in Lagos State: Mushin Market, Daleko Market, Oyingbo Market, and Mile 12.

See table below:

ItemsBrandUnitMUSHIN (6/6/2019)DALEKO (6/6/2019)OYINGBO (6/6/2019)MILE 12 (6/6/2019)AverageMUSHIN (15/5/2019)DALEKO (15/5/2019)OYINGBO (15/5/2019)MILE 12 (15/5/2019)AverageMUSHIN (5/4/2019)DALEKO (5/4/2019)OYINGBO (5/4/2019)MILE 12 (5/4/2019)Average
Bag of RiceBasmati5kg550050005500500052505000550050005166.666667
Bag of RiceMama Gold10kg3500300037003000330035003000370030003300
Bag of RiceRoyal Stallion50Kg140001300014500140001387515000148001550015500152001400013500140001380013825
Bag of RiceRice Master10kg3500300030003000312535003000300030003125
Bag of RiceMama Gold50kg145001350014000140001400015500155001550016000156251450013500140001350013875
Bag of RiceCaprice50kg15000130001400014000150001550016000155001400013000135001350013500
Bag of RiceFalcon25kg6800650068006800672568006500680068006725
Bag of RiceOfada5kg2500250048004500420042004425
Bag of BeansOloyin50kg160001450016500160001575014500150001600015166.66666666716700170001650016733.33333
Bag of BeansWhite50kg140001350015000140001412528000290002800028333.33333333329500298002900029433.33333
Bag of BeansBrown50kg140001350014000140001387525000270003000027333.33333333332500324003200032300
Tuber of YamAbuja1 Big Size Tuber140013001200130010009001000966.666666666671000800950900912.5
Tuber of YamAbuja1 Medium Size Tuber700650500616.66666666667600650650633.33333333333480350400450420
Carton of NoodlesIndomie305g (Belle full)290029002900290031003000300030503037.5
Carton of NoodlesIndomie200g (Hungry man)3100320031003133.33333333331900180018001800182518001800175018001787.5
Carton of NoodlesChikki100g2000220021002100210022002200220022002200
Carton of NoodlesMinimie70g15001500150014501487.515001500150015001500
Carton of NoodlesGolden Penny70g14001400140014501412.514001400140014501412.5
Bag of GarriIjebu80kg750070007200700071757500760070007366.666666666778007500650075007325
Bag of GarriWhite50kg600065006500400057506900650070006800680075007500500075006875
Bag of GarriYellow50kg650060006000500058756000600060006500612575007500550075007000
Basket of PotatoSweetBig Basket350035003500350035009500
Basket of PotatoSweetSmall Basket75075050005000
Basket of PotatosweetSmallest Basket750750
Basket of PotatoIrishBig Basket1200012000
Basket of PotatoIrishBiggest Basket15000150002000020000
Basket of PotatoIrishMedium Basket250025002500250060006000
Basket of PotatoIrishSmall Basket150015001500150020002000
Packet of PastaGolden Penny500g200200200200200200200200200200200180200200195
Packet of PastaDangote500g200200200200200200200200200200200200200200200
Packet of PastaPower500g200170180183.33333333333200170180183.3333333
Packet of PastaBonita500g170200200200192.5
Gallon of Palm OilLocal5 Litres1800180018001800180014501500160015001512.525002500250025002500
Gallon of Palm OilLocal25 Litres8800860089009000882584008450860085008487.565006000650060006250
Gallon of Vegetable OilLocal5 Litres200020002000200020002000200020001900197525002500250025002500
Gallon of Vegetable OilLocal25 Litres1000095001000098009825100001000010000100001000064006500650068006550
Gallon of Vegetable OilKings5 Litres300030002900290029502900290029002900290035003300340035003425
Gallon of Vegetable OilWesson5 Litres3800380038003800380037003900380040004000420040004050
Gallon of Vegetable OilMamador3.8 Litres24502400250024002437.52400250024002400242528002750290028002812.5
Gallon of Vegetable OilPower3 Litres180018001800180018001800180018001800180020002000220020002050
Basket of TomatoOval Shaped1 Small Basket25002500
Basket of TomatoRound Shaped1 Small Basket25002500
Bunch of PlaintainPlaintain1 Big Bunch500550400483.3333333333322001700170020001900
Bag of FlourDangote50kg105001100010750105001100010750
Bag of FlourHoney well50Kg110001100011000110001100011000
Bag of FlourMama Gold50kg115001100011250115001100011250
Bag of SugarDangote50kg320032003200320032003200
MilkPeak Powdered (Tin)400g1250120012001216.66666666671150120012501200120011501200125012001200
Milkpeak Powdered(Tin)900g24002350240023002362.523502400250024002412.523502400250024002412.5
MilkPeak milk (Refill)500g10001000100010001000950100010001000987.5950100010001000987.5
MilkDano Powdered (Tin)500g9509501000950962.51000100010001000100010001000100010001000
MilkDano Powdered(Tin)900g2000190019001933.33333333332000200020002000200020002000200020002000
MilkDano (Refill)500g800800800800800800700800750762.5800700800750762.5
MilkThreeCrown (Refill)380g650700700650675700650700650675700650700650675
MilkLoya Powdered (Tin)400g1000100010501000100010001012.510501000100010001012.5
MilkLoya (Refill)400g800800800800800800800800850812.5800800800850812.5
MilkCoast (Refill)500g750700750700725750700725750700725
Cocoa BeveragesMilo (Tin)500g1000110011001000105010501000110011001062.510501000110011001062.5
Cocoa BeveragesMilo (Tin)900g210021002100210021002100210020002000205021002100200020002050
Cocoa BeveragesMilo Refill500g900850800800837.5900800850850850900800850850850
Cocoa BeveragesBournvita Refill500g900900950900912.5800950950950912.5800950950950912.5
Cocoa BeveragesBournvita (Plastic)500g100010001000100011001100105010001000110011001050
Cocoa BeveragesBournvita (Plastic)900g2000200020002000200020002000200020002000
Cocoa BeveragesOvaltine Refill500g800800800850812.5800800800850812.5
Cocoa BeveragesOvaltine(Plastic)500g1100110010001100107511001100100011001075
CoffeeNescafe Gold Blend100g18001850180018001812.518001850180018001812.5
CoffeeNescafe Classic50g650600600600612.5650600600600612.5
TeaLipton Yellow label52g300280300300295300280300300295
TeaTop tea52g300300300300300300300300300300
SugarSt' Loius Sugar(Cube) 500g450430450443.33333333333300280380300315300280380300315
SugarGolden Penny Sugar (cube)500g350300350300325350300350300325
BreadVal-U1 loaf300300300300
BreadButterfield1 loaf300300300300
MagarineBlue Band450g500500
Baby MilkSMA Gold500g30003000
Baby MilkNAN500g21002100
Bottled Water (Refill)CwayRefill500500
Juice5 Alive1 litre300300
JuiceChivita1 litre550600550566.66666666667300300
TomatoesBig Basket1800018000100001000080008000
Medium Basket45004500
Small Basket7000700035003500
FishKote (Horse Mackerel)1 kg450400425
FishTitus (Mackerel)1 kg400450425

Nairametrics Research team tracks, collates, maintains and manages a rich database of macro-economic and micro-economic data from Nigeria and Africa. Our analysts share some of the data collated on Nairametrics, using formats such as docs, tables and charts etc. The team also publishes research based analysis as articles on a regular basis.

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… Wins Best Bank of the Year, International Bank of the Year



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Ayoku pointed out that the bank remains focused on its goal of democratizing banking in Africa, leveraging on new technologies and emphasised its determination to change the narrative of financial services in Africa.

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Publisher of BusinessDay Newspapers, organisers of the event, Frank Aigbogun, noted that UBA has excelled in the key areas of prioritising customers, which according earned the bank the double honours.

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COVID-19: FirstBank launches next-generation ATM, spearheads innovation in electronic banking in Nigeria

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