Sachet Water Prices To Increase From October 31
The price of sachet water will increase from 50 pesewas to 60 pesewas from October 31, amid Ghana’s cost of living crisis. A bag of water, which most Ghanaians also depend on, because of limited supply of potable water, will be selling for GH¢10. But these recommended prices could be higher depending on the retailer. In a statement,
the National Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers noted that in the open market, all consumers may expect to purchase a bag of sachet water between GH12.00 and GH15.00 depending on the shop location. The various sizes of bottled water will also sell between GH¢2.50 and GH¢5.00 cedis. Sachet water producers cite the rising fuel prices and other input costs reasons
for increase. For example, it said that the Ghana Plastic Manufacturers Association (GPMA) released new prices of plastic films and preforms used in sachet and bottled water packaging. As a result, most packaged water producers are currently unable to purchase materials to the expected levels while others are not operating as they cannot afford the losses of 45% on their working capital, the statement noted.