Sunday, 23 November 2014

Marginal increase in kitchen items prices witnessed

With slight increase in the prices of few essential kitchen items, prices of majority of the food items remained stable last week as compared to the preceding week, reveals a survey conducted by Business Recorder on Saturday.

The survey noted increase in the prices of chicken live, pulses and tomatoes last week as compared to the preceding week as chicken live was being sold at Rs 155-160 per kg against Rs 145-150 per kg week past price, registering an increase of Rs 10-15 per kg, pulse moong washed was being sold at Rs 163 per kg against Rs 160 per kg week past price, reflecting an increase of Rs 3 per kg, pulse mash washed was available at Rs 175 per kg against Rs 170 week past price with increase of Rs 5 per kg, whereas tomatoes were being sold at Rs 65-70 per kg against Rs 60 per kg week past price, registering an increase of Rs 5-10 per kg last week as compared to the preceding week.

During the period under review, eggs were available at Rs 115-120 per dozen, fresh milk at Rs 85-90 per liter, curd at Rs 100 per kg, rice basmati broken at Rs 80-90 per kg, sugar at Rs 58-60 per kg, pulse masoor washed was being sold at Rs 140-145 per kg, cooking oil tin (2.5 ltr) at Rs 520, vegetable ghee tin 2.5 kg was being sold at Rs 505, vegetable gee loose at Rs 150-160 per kg, onions at Rs 45-50 per kg, while potatoes were available at Rs 75-80 per kg last week as compared to the preceding week.

Prices of majority of fresh vegetables also remain unchanged last week as compared to the preceding week as cabbage was being sold at Rs 70 per kg, Shimla/Kashmiri mirch was being sold at Rs 130 per kg, brinjal (Baigan) was available at Rs 45- 50 per kg, green peas was being sold at Rs 100-110 per kg, Kareal at Rs 70 per kg, okra was being sold at Rs 90-100 per kg, cucumber at Rs 80 per kg, garlic was being sold at Rs 160-180 per kg last week as compared to the preceding week.

No significant change was noted in fruit prices, as prices of majority of fruit remained stable last week as compared to the preceding week as banana was being sold at Rs 80-90 per dozen, apples were being sold at Rs 100-120 per kg, grapes at Rs 150-200 per kg, guava at Rs 100 per kg, pomegranate at Rs 120-150 per kg, persimmon (Japani phal) was being sold at Rs 70-80 per kg last week as compared to the preceding week.

During the period under review, meat prices also remain unchanged as mutton was being sold at Rs 620 -650 per kg and beef at Rs 380 -420 per kg. However, different kinds of fish have been sold on exorbitant rates in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad due to increase in their demand in winter season ranging from Rs 250-400 per kg.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2014

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