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Year: 2020 | Month: December | Volume 65 | Issue 4

Market Arrival and Price Behaviour Analysis of Potato in Four Major Markets in India

Nandini Saha Amit Kar Girish K Jha P Venkatesh Pramod Kumar


Vegetable plays key role in providing nutrition to human body. Vegetables are major sources of vitamins, minerals, fiber, iron, calcium etc. Potato is the highest yielding vegetable in the world as well as in India. It is one of the significant vegetables of Indian consumer’s food basket. Despite of high production, due to seasonal production and perishable nature market arrival and price are highly volatile in nature. So, the present study was conducted with an intension to study the trend in arrival and price of potato in four major markets in India along with their Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) and seasonality and variability associated with them. The study is based on secondary data collected from www.agmarknet.gov.in. Data was collected for the period March 2009 to March 2019, and the analysis was done based on that. Linear trend in arrival and nominal prices were found to be positive across the markets, however for real prices, it was found negative except Bangalore (` 5.50/q per annum). CAGR for arrival in all the four markets were found positive, and for real prices it was negative in most of the months. The main season of arrival of potato in different markets was December to March, and for prices index is highest during the off season. Variability in arrival is highest in Agra market and in price variability is highest in Azadpur market.

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