The price gap for agricultural products fell to 4.14 times in August and had its lowest historical value

The decline was driven by deep falls in the gaps of the it, he zucchini, the onion and the tomato. In the case of onion and the zucchini, rearranged their gaps after posting strong increases in July.

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Meanwhile, there were 7 products with an increase in gaps, 1 without variation and 16 with decreases in August, which pushed the IPOD down.

On average, consumers paid 4.14 times more than what the producer charged for the products at the gate of their fields, when in July the difference was 4.87 times. The August gap is the smallest since it began to be measured in August 2015.

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The data comes from the Price Index at Origin and Destination (IPOD) that elaborates the Regional Economies sector of CAME based on daily online prices of the main supermarkets in the country, more than 700 prices of greengrocers and markets for each product, and prices of origin of the main producing areas, collected by a team of 35 interviewers.

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