The average difference between the original price and the price of the gondola for 25 agricultural production feeds increased 5.1% in March, due to larger gaps in milk, garlic, pear, strawberry and mandarin, according to the IPOD index of the Argentine federation of small businesses (CAME) released today.
The price difference between what the consumer pays and what the producer receives for agricultural products increased 5.1% in March and achieved an average value of 4.75 times.
The products with the biggest differences between the prices of origin and destination of the month were: pears, with a gap of 10.5 times; the red apple, with 7.77 times; the milk, by 6.74 times; pumpkin, with 6.71 times; and garlic, with 6.66.
These five were located in the field of "very high" slots showing significant price distortions in the market for fresh consumption, CAME said.
With the increase of the gap in March, the producer's average share in the closing price of the product decreased one percentage point, from 24.7% in February to 23.7%.