The first day of marches against the government of President Dina Boluarte in Lima, a city with a stock, in case of emergency, for about five days, had no effect on the products of the basic basket. Outside of lemon, whose route did have problems, as Midagri admitted, the blocking of some roads only meant a slight upturn for tomato, peas and onion.
Proof of this is that only the day before, the entry of 7,000 tons of food to the Great Wholesale Market of Lima (GMML), in Santa Anita, was registered. Likewise, the Supply and Price Information System (SISAP) reported high stocks of garlic (100%), sweet potato (100%), onion (100%), corn (90%), potato (90%), tomato (100%), carrot (100%), broad bean (70%), peas (60%), among others.
Industry sources assured that, for now, any radical rise in prices would respond to speculation. La República toured the main markets of the capital and verified that most of the products maintained a stable supply.
In the southern area of Lima, potatoes remained between S/3 and S/5, although with little progress in the white and canchán varieties compared to the previous week, while onions were offered at S/2 and lemon in S/8. Separate chapter for peas in Villa María del Triunfo, which went from S/6 to S/14 in a few days.
Towards the center, the Aurora and Limoncillo markets, in Cercado de Lima and Rímac, respectively, offered a kilo of potatoes for S/3, tomatoes for S/4.50, cassava for S/5, onion between S/1.50 and S/2.50, the carrot between S/2 and S/2.50, and the lemon at S/7. The peas reached S/16 and the chicken, meanwhile, remained between S/7.50 and S/8.
In San Martín de Porres, prices in the Apromac market remained even more competitive, with potatoes at S/2.50, onions at S/1.30, carrots at S/2, and tomatoes at S/4 and the chicken at S/7, although the lemon went from S/6 to S/9 in just 24 hours.
Provinces do feel it
Dissimilar panorama in the big cities of the interior of the country. Added to the fuel shortage was the increase in the prices of some foods in their supply centers.
In Arequipa, the chicken cost S/10.50; the lamb, S/20; corn, S/3.50; the rocoto, up to S/6.50; lemon, S/6; and the tomato, S/3.50. In Cusco, the latter went from S/5 to S/8; carrots, from S/ 1.50 to S/3.50; and beef pulp, at S/22.
Finally, the Moshoqueque de Chiclayo market —one of the main cities in the north— woke up yesterday with peas at S/8, onion at S/2, yungay potato at S/2.50, papaya at S/3 , and the hand of bananas in S/2. But there is still a second day of unemployment to go.
Gasoline-suffocated southern cities
The scenario is less encouraging for fuels, especially in the southern region of the country.
In Arequipa, the price of a gallon of gasohol of 90 was located at S/17; diesel, at S/19.89; and the kilo of LPG, at S/7.99.
Meanwhile, the taps of Cusco priced their 90 gasoline up, for S/17.87; gasohol of 95, for S/19.29; and diesel, for S/19.87. But there is risk on the available stock.
In the north, Chiclayo stations sold 84 gasohol between S/15.55 and S/19.99; the 90 gasohol, between S/16.99 and S/22.99; diesel, between S/18.39 and S/20.49; and the kilo of LPG, between S/7.28 and S/8.89.
Nelly Paredes, Minister of Agriculture
“Our wholesale markets are properly supplied and prices remain stable. We have verified the normal arrival of trucks, despite the presence of some blockades”.
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