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Prices of most of kitchen items remain stable




  •  The prices of most of the essential kitchen items remained stable with slight increase in vegetables prices last week as compared to the preceding week, reveals a survey conducted by Business Recorder here on Saturday. Traders and wholesalers in different markets of the twin cities of Rawalpindi/Islamabad told that prices of most of the non-perishable food items remained unchanged last week. 

    Compared to the preceding week, as a tin of cooking oil (2.5 litres) was available at Rs 535, vegetable ghee (2.5 kg) at Rs 505, vegetable ghee (loose) was available at Rs 160-165 per kg, 20 kg wheat flour bag was available at Rs 670-700 and fresh milk was being sold at Rs 75-80 per litre last week as compared to the preceding week. 

    The survey noted slight increase in vegetable prices last week as compared to the preceding week as tomatoes were being sold at Rs 75-80 per kg against Rs 70 per kg week past price , reflecting an increase of Rs 5-10 per kg, onions at Rs 80 per kg against Rs 70 week past price, registering an increase of Rs 10 per kg, green chili at Rs 85 per kg against Rs 80 per kg and carrot at Rs 45 per kg last week as compared to the preceding week. 

    Meanwhile, fruit prices remained stable last week as compared to the preceding week, banana was available at Rs 110-130 per dozen, apple was available at Rs 130-200 per kg, Kinnow at Rs 90-140 per dozen and Shikary Malta was being sold at Rs 125-150 per dozen last week as compared to the preceding week. 

    The survey noted that meat prices, including chicken remained unchanged last week as compared to the preceding week, as mutton was available at Rs 580 per kg, beef was being sold at Rs 370 per kg and chicken was being sold at Rs 135-140 per kg. Prices of entire range of pulses also remained stable last week as compared to the preceding week as Masoor washed was available at Rs 110, Moong washed at Rs 125-140 per kg, mash washed at Rs 150-160 per kg. Basmati rice broken was being sold at Rs 80-90 per kg while colonel rice was available at Rs 130 per kg last week as compared to the preceding week. 

    Copyright Business Recorder, 2013

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