The price of sachet water will increase from 50 pesewas to 60 pesewas effective Monday, 31 October 2022, the National Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers (NASPAWAP) has said.
A statement issued by NASPAWAP on October 27, says the increment is to help producers cover their production costs, on the back of the increasing cost of raw materials, fuel, and the cedi’s depreciation.
“These reviews serve as a guide to all Regional associations to ensure uniformity across the country. The NEC also cautions that there might be slight variations across regions and towns due to haulage to remote and distant arears and other overheads. It is recommended that iced bottled water, 500ml be retailed at GH¢2.50 and iced bottles water 750ml or medium size be retailed at GH¢3.50, iced bottled water 1.5L be retailed at GH¢5.00
It is also recommended that the iced sachet water should be retailed at 60 pesewas,” the statement.
The statement added that “A bag of sachet water (500ml x 30 sachets) will now sell at GH¢ 10.00 from the retail trucks as ex truck price. It is worth noting that the retail price of a bag of sachet water and packs of bottled water from mini shops will be determined by their retail associations, using other determinants such as rent and overheads that feeds into the final retail price. However, in the open market, consumers may expect to purchase a bag of sachet water between GHe 12.00 and GH¢15.00 depending on the shop location. All the above reviews take effect from Monday 31st October,2022.”