The executive director of the National Institute for the Protection of Consumer Rights (Pro Consumidor), Eddy Alcántara, said that plantains, green bananas and other agricultural products have experienced substantial reductions in recent days.
Alcántara pointed out that according to a survey carried out by Pro Consumidor in the different markets to find out the real price of these items of great consumption in the Dominican population, it is confirmed that they are beginning to stabilize in favor of consumers.
He also explained that the aforementioned uprising was carried out in the New Market on Duarte Avenue, as well as in the market of Villa Consuelo, San Cristóbal, San Pedro de Macorís and other towns.
As he explained, the large barahonero plantain that was previously sold in markets for up to 35 pesos wholesale, now its cost has significantly reduced by up to 50%.
Meanwhile, the medium plantain, which cost around RD$25.00 wholesale, has also reduced in the same proportion.
He also said that the large Criollo plantain is priced at 15 pesos wholesale and 17 pesos retail, while the medium one is sold between 7 and 9 pesos wholesale, according to the report.
He maintained that, according to price monitoring, the large Fiah plantain is sold in the markets at RD$6.50 wholesale and RD$8.50 retail, while the medium one is shipped at RD$3.00 wholesale and 5.00 pesos retail.
On the green banana and other agricultural products, the vast majority have had a notable reduction in favor of consumers. “The reduction in the price of plantains, bananas and other products confirms what we had predicted, that the trend was that the prices of these items that are so important for the basic family basket would stabilize by the end of this month.”