Hinthada chillies arrive in market at high price

  • Wed, 31 January 2024

Hinthada chillies arrive in market at high price

According to chilli traders, Moehtaung new chilli and red long new chilli from Hinthada have arrived in the Yangon market since 18 January.

Prices of Moehtaung new chilli and Hinthada red long chilli are K13,000 per viss and K13,500 per viss, respectively. However, demand is relatively low due to the high prices.

The report states that prices of other chillies within these days are Thazi long new chilli at K13,000 per viss and pinky red long fresh chilli from Salin at K13,000 per viss. Turning to the detailed features of the chillies, the Thazi long chilli is observed to have a dulled colour with a thin exocarp (pepper wall), while the Hinthada long chilli is curved in shape. Only pinky red long chilli has high demand.

Moehtaung chilli with a cold storage process is priced at K10,800 per viss, Moehtaung from Pyawbwe, Yamethin, and Thedaw townships is priced at K10,500 per 

viss, Moehtaung from Shan State is priced at K10,000 per viss, whereas Moehtaung from Hinthada is priced at K13,000 per viss. Chillies whose pedicels are removed and monsoon chilli are mostly transported to border cities.

The report further states that chillies from the Wakema, Einme, Shwelaung, and Pantanaw regions are expected to arrive in the Yangon market during the Thingyan period. Leftover long chillies produced by those regions last year remain in some warehouses. Although the prices range between K6,000 and K7,000 per viss, only the chillies should be used for roasting since the colour changes brown.

Prices on 19 January 2023 were red long new chilli from Hinthada at K13,000 per viss; pinky red new chilli was K12,000; Moehtaung at K12,000; and fresh bell pepper from Sinphyukyun K16,000, according to the statistics of old information.

Chilli prices are expected to decline since the production of chillies from Delta regions is getting high, a trader of chilli and turmeric from Seinpan Street of Bayintnaung Depot told the Global New Light of Myanmar.

Fresh chillies from Hinthada have reportedly arrived in the Yangon market a few months earlier than chillies from other regions of the Delta area. Therefore, the prices of Hinthada chillies are pretty high.

However, sale turnovers in Yangon’s Bayintnaung market are relatively low, with few transactions and few trucks entering, the traders told The Global New Light of Myanmar.