Sachet water prices to increase from October 31.
Sachet water prices will be increased by the end of October, after a new pricing mechanism was approved at the meeting of the National Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers (NAOSPW) on Friday, according to a statement, the decision comes in response to the rising cost of packaging materials and fuel cost… more detail.
In response to Ghana’s rising cost of living, the price of sachet water will increase from 50 pesewas to 60 pesewas as of October 31.
Due to the scarcity of drinkable water, many Ghanaians rely on sachet water, which will be sold for GH10 each bag. The various sizes of bottled water will sell between GH¢2.50 and GH¢5.00.
According to a statement by the National Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers, consumers may anticipate to pay between GH12.00 and GH15.00 for a bag of sachet water on the open market, depending on the shop location.
Why consumers must pay more for sachet water
We are the only manufacturer of sachet water in Ghana, and our production capacity is limited. Our costs have gone up recently, including a rise in the cost of raw materials that we use to make sachet water. As a result, we’ve had no choice but to raise the price of our sachets by 50%.
What about alternative products?
The price of sachet water is increasing on the 31st of October, but there are many alternatives that you can try.
You could use a refillable bottle and drink filtered water, or save up your money to buy a filter or purifier for your sink. You could also buy in bulk and re-fill smaller bottles with filtered water.
How much will consumers by them
Sachet water is a popular choice in Ghana as it is usually more affordable than bottled water. The iced variety, sold by brands such as Verna and Voltic, costs about GH¢2.50 and GH¢5.00.
While the hot variety starts at GH12.00 and GH15.00 for a bag of sachet water. However, starting Oct 31, 2022, sachet water prices will be adjusted to go up by at least a third of the current price per sachet.
How much are sachet water prices?
The average price of a 500ml sachet of bottled water is around GH¢2.50 and GH¢5.00 in Ghana and GH12.00 and GH15.00 respectively from October 31st 2022.
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