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Fruits for New Year: Prices to go up by Dec. 30, 31

By: Niña Mae C. Oliverio - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | December 28,2023 - 05:17 PM

Fruits for New Year: Prices to go up by Dec. 30, 31

Several fruits are displayed in this portion of in the fruit section of Carbon Market in Cebu City along Magallanes corner Manalili Streets on Dec. 28. CDN Digital photo | Niña Mae Oliverio

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The prices of some fruits in Cebu City are expected to climb by P10 to P30 by the end of December 2023.

Today, Dec. 28, CDN Digital visited again Carbon Market to check the business operations of the fruit vendors, four days before the New Year.

READ: Fruits for New Year: Vendors say sales still slow but expected to pick up by Dec. 28

Influx of buyers of fruits expected

To recall, yesterday, Dec. 27, some vendors said that their business was still slow as of yesterday but they also expected the influx of customers by today until Dec. 31.

Moreover, some vendors told CDN Digital today that beside the influx of customers, they would also increase the prices of their products on December 30 or 31.

The prime reason for this adjustment is the lack of supply to sell to more customers.

“Mas motaas (ang presyo) pa na siya…Wala naman na’y dunggo. Ang walay dunggo o walay abot anang panahona nga prutas mo mahal gyud na sila,” Jucy Mosqueda said.

(They will still go up (prices)…There will be no more ships to bring more supply. No more ships will dock with supplies of fruits or no more supplies of fruits at that time so the prices will go up.)

Mosqueda said that just like the grapes, if they received no additional supplies for it, from P200 per kilo, they would sell it by P280 to P300 per kilo.

Fruits for New Year: Prices to go up by Dec. 30, 31

Jevielyn Medallo and Giovanni Daño were captured setting up their stalls in Magallanes corner Manalili Streets in Cebu City on Dec. 28. CDN Digital photo | Niña Mae Oliverio

The same reason was shared by other fruit vendors namely Jevielyn Medallo and Giovanni Daño.

Moreover, Mosqueda said that some fruits that would be increasing in prices would be those that came from Mindanao like watermelon, golden melon, grapes, and oranges to name some.

Prices of fruits

Here are the prices of some fruits in the Carbon Market as of Dec. 28. Take note that the prices of fruits vary from one stall to another:
Lanzones – P120-P140
Ponkan – P25/3pcs
Orange – P100/3pcs
Grapes – P200-P300/kilo
Apple – P30-P35/each
Mango – P130/kilo
Kiat-kiat – P70-P80/pack
Golden Melon – P200/3pcs
Watermelon – P40-50/kilo
Seedless watermelon – P60/kilo
Kiwi – P40/each
Pears – P25/each
Chico – P100/kilo
Melon – P100/kilo
Pineapple (large) – P50/kilo
Pineapple (small) – P100/3pcs
Guava – P100/kilo
Pomelo – P50-130 (depending on the size)
Chico – P80/kilo


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