International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
IJCMAS is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCMAS Articles.
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2022 - IJCMAS--ICV 2022: 95.28 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2020) [Effective from January 1, 2020] For more details click here

Login as a Reviewer

See Guidelines to Authors
Current Issues
Download Publication Certificate

Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:7, July, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
Email : /
Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(7): 3405-3413

Behavioural Study of Market Arrivals and Prices of Tomato in Major Markets of Tamil Nadu - A Time Series Analysis
C. Tamilselvi, G. Mohan Naidu*, B. Ramana Murthy and S. Rajeswari
Department of Statistics & Computer Applications, S.V. Agricultural College, Tirupati (A.P), India
*Corresponding author

This study has been undertaken with the twin objectives of examining the variability pattern of market arrivals (Qtls) and prices (Rs/qtl) of tomato in three major markets of Tamil Nadu viz., Ottanchatram Gandhi market, Madurai Paravai market and Coimbatore wholesale market and analysing the relationship between market arrivals and prices. The study is based on market arrivals and wholesale prices of tomato were collected from the respective agricultural marketing committees for the period 2011-2018. Arrivals of tomato showed a decreasing trend in Oddanchatram and Paravai markets whereas an increasing trend in Coimbatore vegetable market. In prices, there was a mixed trend in all the markets. Peak arrivals observed during the month of March and lowest in August whereas maximum price observed in July and lowest in February in Oddanchatram market; maximum arrivals in November and minimum in August while highest price in November and lowest in February in Paravai market; peak arrivals observed in December and lean in June whereas maximum prices were observed in June and lowest during the month of February in Coimbatore market. The results of the study have confirmed the negative relationship between market arrivals and prices in terms of correlation coefficient over the years and across months in Coimbatore and Oddanchatram market whereas positive relationship in Paravai market. Results inferred that presence of seasonality within a year and seasonal pattern did not change over years in all markets except the tomato arrivals in Coimbatore vegetable market.

Keywords: Tomato, Secular Trend, Seasonal Indices, ANOVA, Correlation

Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Tamilselvi, C., G. Mohan Naidu, B. Ramana Murthy and Rajeswari, S. 2020. Behavioural Study of Market Arrivals and Prices of Tomato in Major Markets of Tamil Nadu - A Time Series Analysis.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(7): 3405-3413. doi:
Copyright: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.