Potato prices continued its downward journey, falling for the fourth day on Friday at the domestic markets as a result of easy availability in the physical markets following fresh arrivals from producing regions in UP, Punjab, MP and West Bengal. Potato futures for July 2013 contract, at MCX, were trading at Rs 838 per 100 kg, down by 0.24 per cent after opening at Rs. 837 against the previous closing price of Rs. 840. It touched the intra-day low of Rs. 830 till the trading. (At 2.45 PM today).
Sentiment weakened further as traders offloaded their positions due to low demand in the domestic markets in the midst of adequate stocks.
The major potato markets in UP are Agra, Hathras, Kanpur, Meerut, Farrukkhabad; Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Phul and Patiala in Punjab; Ujjain, Indore and Dewas in MP and Hoogly, Burdwan and Howrah in West Bengal.