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A STUDY ON THE VARIABILITY IN MARKET ARRIVALS AND PRICES OF POTATO IN SOME SELECTED MARKETS OF WEST BENGAL
B. BERA, JAYANTA DUTTA, A. NANDI

Published in: International Journal of Agriculture Sciences
Volume- 9, Issue-40, pp.4621-4625, Aug 2017
DPI :-> 16.10077.IJAS.2017.V9I40.46214625.2007



Abstract
Extreme volatility in prices of potato is haunting the producers and consumers of the state for the last few years. The instability is greater in market arrival compared to prices across the markets and months within the same markets. In general, peak/ just after harvesting periods have experienced the higher level of fluctuations than lean periods in both cases. Trend in market arrivals is negative in all the markets except Champadanga whereas price trend is positive in all markets with difference in magnitudes. Seasonal indices of markets arrivals reflect an upward movement starting from harvesting season to lean season in Champadanga, whereas a continuous deceleration is recorded in Dhupguri and Memari. Irregular movement is observed in Bishnupur and Jhargram markets may be due to differences in availability of marketing facilities particularly storage, transport, nearby large terminal markets. Excepting Champadanga market, current price is negatively related with market arrivals and positive with lagged prices which are very common in highly perishable vegetable crops like potato.

Key-Words / Index Term
Market Arrival, Potato, Price Fluctuation, Variability, West Bengal

How to cite this article
B. BERA, JAYANTA DUTTA, A. NANDI , “A STUDY ON THE VARIABILITY IN MARKET ARRIVALS AND PRICES OF POTATO IN SOME SELECTED MARKETS OF WEST BENGAL”, International Journal of Agriculture Sciences, 9, Issue-40, pp.4621-4625, Aug 2017. DPI:16.10077.IJAS.V9.I40.2007