Saturday, 29 November 2014

Slight increase witnessed in prices of food items

Slight increase was witnessed in the prices of some perishable and non-perishable food items last week as compared to the preceding week, reveals a survey conducted by Business Recorder on Saturday.

An increase was noted in the prices of eggs, fish, milk fresh, curd and pulses last week as compared to the preceding week, as eggs were being sold at Rs 120 per dozen against Rs 115 per dozen week past price, registering an increase of Rs 5 per dozen, different kinds of fish were available at Rs 280-450 per kg against Rs 250-400 per kg week past price, reflecting an increase of Rs 30-50 per kg, milk fresh at Rs 95-100 per litre against Rs 90 per litre week past price, registering an increase of Rs 5-10 per litre, curd was being sold at Rs 105 per kg against Rs 100 per kg week past price, registering an increase of Rs 5 per kg, pulse masoor washed at Rs 148 per kg against Rs 145 per kg week past price, registering an increase of Rs 3 per kg, pulse mash washed was being sold at Rs 177-180 per kg against Rs 175 per kg week past price, registering an increase of Rs 2-5 per kg last week as compared to the preceding week.

The prices of food items which remained stable last week as compared to the preceding week were chicken live which was being sold at Rs 155-160 per kg, pulse moong washed at Rs 163 per kg, potatoes were being available at Rs 70-75 per kg and onions at Rs 45-50 per kg, rice basmati broken at Rs 80-90 per kg, sugar at Rs 58-60 per kg, cooking oil tin (2.5 litres) at Rs 520, vegetable ghee tin 2.5 kg was being sold at Rs 505, vegetable gee loose was being sold at Rs 150-160 per kg last week as compared to the preceding week.

However, a slight decrease was noted in tomatoes price, as they were being sold at Rs 55-60 per kg against Rs 65-70 per kg week past price, registering decrease of Rs 5-10 per kg last week as compared to the preceding week.

Some fresh vegetables also witnessed slight decrease, as cabbage was being sold at Rs 55-60 per kg, Shimla/Kashmiri mirch was being sold at Rs 110-120 per kg, green peas was being sold at Rs 100 per kg, Kareal at Rs 70 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.

Meat prices also remained unchanged as mutton was being sold at Rs 600-650 per kg and beef at Rs 380-420 per kg. The survey observed that fruit prices almost remained unchanged 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, and pomegranate was being sold at Rs 120-150 per kg.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2014

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