The farm gate prices of good quality small onion during October would be around Rs.45 to Rs.50 per kg and subsequent price fluctuation would be subjected to the onset of monsoon and arrivals from Karnataka.


Considering this Tamil Nadu Agricultural University advised the farmers to take appropriate marketing decisions. 
The price forecasting team has analyzed the past 10 years historical prices that prevailed in Dindigul Market for small onion.


Around 90 percent of India’s small onion is produced from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and Karnataka is the major competitor for Tamil Nadu in the cultivation and trade of small onions.


The area under small onion is 0.54 lakh hectares with a production of 5.66 lakh tones in Tamil Nadu, with Namakkal, Perambalur, Trichy, Dindigul, Coimbatore, Salem and Tiruppur being the major small onion producing districts.


At present, small onion from Karur, Dindigul, Erode and Tiruppur districts are arriving to Coimbatore markets and trade sources indicated that the demand would be expected to increase till October for sowing in Purattasi pattam coupled with
festival season which may push the price of small onion upward.