In all the market surveys conducted, most of the data/information is obtained by direct investigation through face-to-face interviews where Prices are solicited from respondents’ coupled with physical weighing of the commodities in order to make a vivid determination of the price /Kilo of a commodity.
Market data is collected from regular markets on a frequency of two collections per week on Mondays and Thursdays whereas for lumo’s or weekly market, data is collected once a week to be dictated by the agreed day for the lumo prevailing in the locality.
Retail prices are collected from two respondents who are active retail sales men/women and this is observed at each market visit for the concerned commodities. Observations made are in Dalasi / unit, kilo / unit and Dalasi / kilo and characterized by Unit Codes and Commodity Codes (This describes the different categories of commodities e.g. Cereals, Vegetable etc.).