Prices of essential food items remained stable

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February 01, 2015 – Waqar Lillah – BR Report –

Except slight raise in sugar price, rates of essential food items remained stable last week as compared to the preceding week, reveals a survey conducted by us on Saturday. The survey noted that sugar was being sold at Rs 58-60 per kg against Rs 57 per kg week past price, registering an increase of Rs 1-3 per kg.

However, 50kg sugar bag was available at Rs 2700-2800 in wholesale market while in retail market the same bag was being sold at Rs 2900-3000 during the period under review. During the period under review, eggs were being sold at Rs 115-120 per dozen, 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 90-95 per litre and curd was being sold at Rs 100 per kg, cooking oil tin (2.5 litre) at Rs 490, vegetable ghee tin (2.5 kg) at Rs 485.

The survey noted decrease in price of chicken live, as it was being sold at Rs 125 per kg to 130 per kg; however 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.

Besides, prices of tomatoes, potatoes, onions and fresh vegetables almost remained stable last week as compared to the preceding week as tomatoes were being sold at Rs 50-55 per kg ,potatoes were available at Rs 30-35 per kg , onions at Rs 25-30 per kg while fresh vegetables prices during the period under review were: cabbage being sold at Rs 45 per kg, green peas at Rs 75-80, brinjal (Baingan) at Rs 40 per kg, Karila at Rs 120 per kg, Shimla Mirch at Rs 100-120 per kg , cucumber at Rs 70-75 per kg, while green chili was available at Rs 80-90 per kg , carrot at Rs 30 per kg and Radish 20-25 per kg. Fruit prices also remained stable as banana was available at Rs 80-150 per dozen, apple of different qualities was available at Rs 70-150 per kg, kinnow at Rs 40-45 per dozen, while guava was available at Rs 60-70 per kg.

Food Items, Food, Price, Agriculture in Pakistan

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