Sunday, 25 January 2015

Prices of essential food items remain stable 25 Jan, 15

Prices of essential food items remained stable, while downward trend was noted in prices of fresh vegetable last week as compared to the preceding week, reveals a survey conducted by Business Recorder on Saturday. The survey noted decline in prices of tomatoes, potatoes, onion and chicken during the period under review as tomatoes were being sold at Rs 50-55 per kg, potatoes were available at Rs 35-40 per kg, onion at Rs 25-30 per kg and chicken live was being sold at Rs 140-150 per kg.

Besides, prices of fresh vegetables also decreased during the period under review cabbage was being sold at Rs 40-45 per kg, green peas at Rs 75-80, brinjal (Baingan) at Rs 40 per kg, Karela at Rs 120 per kg, Shimla Mirch at Rs 100-120 per kg, cucumber at Rs 70-75 kg, while green chili was available at Rs 80-90 per kg, coriander (Dhania) at Rs 25 per small bundle, carrot at Rs 30 per kg, radish 20-25 per kg and lady finger was being sold at Rs 80-90 per kg.

The survey also noted slight decline in fruit prices during the period under review as banana was available at Rs 80-150 per dozen, different quantities of apple was available at Rs 70-150 per kg, kinno at Rs 40-45 per dozen, while guava was available at Rs 60-70 per kg.

Meanwhile, meat prices remained stable last week as compared to the preceding week as mutton was available at Rs 650-670 per kg, while beef was being sold at Rs 300-330 per kg. During the period under review, eggs were being sold at Rs 115-120 per dozen, sugar at Rs 56-60 per kg, pulse masoor washed at Rs 145 per kg, pulse moong washed at Rs 180 per kg, pulse mash washed at Rs 165-170 per kg, different qualities of rice were being sold at Rs 80-160 per kg, vegetable ghee loose at Rs 155-160 per kg, milk fresh at Rs 95 per liter and curd was being sold at Rs 100 per kg.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2015

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