The National Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers (NASPAWAP) have reviewed the prices of bottled and sachet water upwards.
Effective 19 September 2022, ice bottled water 500ml will be retailed at GHS2 while iced bottled water, 750ml or medium size will be retailed at GHS3.
A sachet of iced sachet water will be sold at 50 Pesewas.
A bag of sachet water, 500ml by 30, will now sell at GHS7 from the retail trucks.
Mini shops will now retail a bag of sachet at GHS9 per bag.
The price reviews according to the Association has been necessitated by rising cost of inputs such as fuel and packaging materials which are mainly imported as well as increases in electricity and water which took effect from September 1, 2022.
“At our previous review in March 2022, the dollar was in the region of GHS8.5. Currently, it is inching up to GHS10. Fuel prices have significantly gone up since our last review. It was GHS9 and now it is GHS14.5 since March 23, 2022,” a statement justifying the increment said.
It said the adjustment is to help producers cover their production costs.