Sunday, 4 January 2015

Eve of Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH): prices of food items rise sharply

A sharp increase was witnessed in the prices of perishable and non-perishable food items on the eve of Eid-Milad-un-Nabi (peace be upon him), reveals a survey conducted by Business Recorder on Saturday. Retailers and wholesalers from different markets of the twin cities of Rawalpindi/Islamabad have increased the prices of essential kitchen items, including tomatoes, chicken, sugar, pulses, rice, vegetable ghee loose, fresh vegetables , milk fresh and curd.

The survey noted that on the eve of Eid-Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) tomatoes were being sold at Rs 60-70 per kg, chicken were available at 190-195 per kg, sugar at Rs 58-60 per kg, pulse Masoor-washed at Rs 150 per kg, pulse Moong-washed at Rs 180-185 per kg, pulse Maash-washed at Rs 165-170 per kg, white Channa at Rs 100-110 per kg, different qualities of rice were being sold at Rs 80-160 per kg, vegetable ghee loose at Rs 170-175 per kg, milk fresh at Rs 95-100 per liter and curd was being sold at Rs 100-105 per kg.

Significant increase was witnessed in fresh vegetables prices, as cabbage was being sold at Rs 55-60 per kg, Karila at Rs 90-95 per kg, brinjal (Baingan) at Rs 40-45 per kg, Shimla Mirch at Rs 90 per kg, cucumber at Rs 70-80 per kg, green chili at Rs 90 per kg, green peas at Rs 60-70 per kg, ginger at Rs 140 per kg, garlic at Rs 190-200 per kg while Podina (Mint leaves) and Dhania were also being sold at higher prices.

During the period under review, potatoes were being sold at Rs 35-40 per kg, onions at Rs 30 per kg. Slight increase was also noted in fish prices as different kinds of fish were available at Rs 220-400 per kg. The survey noted that fruit prices almost remain unchanged last week as compared to the preceding week as bananas were being sold at Rs 70-100 per dozen, apple at Rs 60-140 per kg, kinnoo at Rs 40-50 per dozen, fruiter at Rs 60 per dozen and guava at Rs 80 per kg.

However, petroleum products' prices were reduced by the government last week as petrol prices were reduced by Rs 6.25 per litre, HBOC by Rs 14.14 per litre, kerosene oil by Rs 11.26, light diesel oil by Rs 10.48 and high diesel oil by Rs 7.86 per litre. Meanwhile, meat prices remain unchanged last week as compared to the preceding week, as mutton was being sold at Rs 640-660, while beef was available at Rs 300-330 per kg.

The survey noted that demand of sweets increased on the eve of Eid-Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) however, their prices almost remained stable as mixed sweets was available at Rs 350 per kg, Gulabjaman at Rs 400 per kg, whereas different qualities of Barfi was available at Rs 450 per kg.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2015

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