Onion Prices in India 2019-20: A Case Study


  • Ayantika Dey CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru.




Demand, Supply, Production and Consumption


This Case Study deals with the sharp increase in the prices of the onions between December of 2019, and January of the following year, 2020. The rise in the prices of onions made people stop consuming onions for a certain period of time. The purpose of this case study is to differentiate comparisons between the related agricultural markets and to provide insights into the magnitude of supply-demand causalities. Along with the recommendations to the government towards the short term and long term interventions in the Onion Prices.

Author Biography

Ayantika Dey, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru.

Department of Commerce, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Hosur Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.


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Desk, I. T. W. (2019, December 11). Onion prices in India up by over 400% after March. India Today. Retrieved November 30, 2021, from https://www.indiatoday.in/business/story/onion-prices-in-india-up-by-over-400-after-march-1627284-2019-12-11.

The economics times article, https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/topic/onion-prices




How to Cite

Dey, A. (2021). Onion Prices in India 2019-20: A Case Study. Ushus Journal of Business Management, 20(3), 55-61. https://doi.org/10.12725/ujbm.56.3