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PRICES AT A GLANCE

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2012 | 12:00 AM
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& groceries

Oxtail (lb) $280 $450 $280
Onion (lb) $70 $90 $70
Sweet pepper (lb) $50 $80 $50
Negro Yam (lb) $50 $70 $50
Callaloo (bdle) $50 $80 $50
Sweet Potato (lb) $50 $70 $50
Broccoli (lb) $100 $130 $120


Oxtail

This is easy to come by this week in most retail markets, butcher shops and supermarkets islandwide.

The asking price at most outlets is $280 per pound.

However, some supermarkets are asking as much as $450 for a pound of oxtail this week.

Onion

This has increased significantly in price this week from $40/$50 in past weeks to a cost of $70 this week in most rural retail markets.

Montego bay's Charles Gordon Market will ask the $70 price this week while downtown Kingston's less expensive locations will ask $50 this week for a pound of onions.

Sweet pepper

Sweet peppers are now being offered at $50 per pound in most retail markets.

Montego Bay's Charles Gordon market is also asking the $50 price.

In downtown Kingston, the asking price is $30/$40 for a pound of sweet pepper.

Negro Yam

This has also increased in price over the past few weeks.

It is currently being quoted at $50 in a few retail markets.

Montego Bay's Charles Gordon market is also quoting the $50 price this week. In downtown Kingston, you can get a pound of negro yam for $30 this week.

Callaloo

Montego Bay's Charles Gordon market is asking $50 this week for a bundle as is most rural retail markets.

Downtown Kingston locations are asking as little as $30/$40 this week for a bundle of callaloo.

Sweet Potato

This is on fair offer this week with prices ranging from $30 to $50 for a pound.

Broccoli

Markets in May Pen and Spanish Town will ask prices from $100 to $120 for a pound of this fine-tasting vegetable this week, while Montego Bay's Charles Gordon Market will ask $120 for that same quantity.

In downtown Kingston's less expensive outlets you can get a pound of broccoli for as little as $60/$80.