• Wed. Aug 10th, 2022

Sachet and packaged water producers increase price again from 1 April

The National Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers has acknowledged that sachet and bottled water prices have increased.

According to a statement made by the National Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers, the price increase for sachet and bottled water products will take effect on Friday, April 1, 2022. (Naspawap).

According to the statement, the price of iced sachet water, commonly known as pure water, will remain fixed at 40p, ice bottled water 500ml will be sold to the public at 2.00 ghc, ice bottled water 750ml or medium size will be sold at 2.50 ghc, and 1.5L bottled water will be sold at 3.50 ghc.

It was also said that a bag of sachet water containing 30pcs would now be sold for a maximum of 6.00 ghc from retail trucks, while a bag of sachet will now be sold at a maximum of 8.00 ghc from mini-shops.

Taking a look at the current cedi to dollar conversion rate, The National Executive Committee (NEC) claims that the price increase is attributable to increased costs of inputs such as fuel and packaging materials, which are largely imported into the country from petroleum sources.

NEC continued in their statement by pleading with the government and its agencies to conduct a second evaluation of the packaged water industry’s numerous levies and taxes in order to help lower the financial burden and protect jobs for youths.

Read The Full Statement Below

Press Release on packaged water price review.

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the National Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers (Naspawap) in consultation with stateholders wishes to recommend the following price reviews of bottled and sachet water.

These reviews serve as a guide to all Regional Associations and to ensure uniformity across the country. The NEC also cautions that there might be slight variations in prices across the regions due to haulage to remote and distant areas.

It is recommended that ice bottled water 500ml be retailed at 2.00 ghc, and iced bottled water, 750ml or medium size, be retailed at 2.50 ghc and 1.5L bottled water 3.50 ghc.
Iced sachet water remains unchanged at 40p.

A bag of sachet water, 500ml by 30pcs, will now sell at 6.00 ghc maximum from the retail trucks. Mini shops will now retail a bag of sachet at 8.00 ghc per bag maximum. These new prices takes effect from Friday April 01, 2022.

The price reviews have been necessitated by the rising cost of inputs, such as fuel and packaging materials which are mainly imported and produced from petroleum sources.

At our previous review the exchange rate of the dollar was in the region of 6.50 ghc. Currently it is inching up to 8.50 ghc. Fuel which forms a major cost of distributing the products to the market centers has significantly gone up since our last review. It was 6.50 ghc per liter and now it is above 11 ghc per liter, which is averaging 69.2% change since Jan 1 2022 when the old prices were implemented.

The National Executive Committee (NEC) wishes to again plead with the government and its agencies to take a second look at many fees and taxes on the packaged water industry to help reduce the financial burden to save the industry and protect jobs for the youths along the value chain from production to consumption of the packaged water. Also considering the significant impact of the packaged water industry to the eradication of water borne deseases and the achievement of the SDG goals on water.

Signed
(Director of Corporate Affairs – NEC of NASPAWAP)

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