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Significant increase in food items” prices witnessed




  • Significant increase was witnessed in the prices of most of the perishable and non-perishable food items 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 and Islamabad were of the view that the food items which registered increase in prices last week as compared to the preceding week include; onions, wheat flour (bag), bananas, moong pulse (washed), rice (basmati broken), mustard oil, tomatoes, mutton, milk (fresh), curd, and vegetable ghee (loose). 

    During the week under review, onions were being sold at Rs 65 per kg, gur at Rs 110 per kg, wheat flour bag (10 Kg) was available at Rs 405 ,bananas were being sold at Rs 180-210 per dozen, moong pulse (washed) 130 per kg, rice (basmati broken) at Rs 90-100 per kg, mustard oil at Rs 240 per Kg, tomatoes at Rs 90-110 per kg, mutton was being sold at Rs 620 per kg, milk fresh at Rs 95-100 per litre, curd at Rs 95-100 per kg and vegetable ghee (loose) was being sold at Rs 168-170 per kg last week as compared to the preceding week. The survey noted that during the week under review slight decrease was observed in the prices of, eggs, chicken live (farm), red chillies (loose) and potatoes. As the live chicken was being sold at Rs 160-165 per kg, eggs were being sold at Rs 80-85 per dozen, red chillies (loose) was available at Rs 230-242 per kg, potatoes were being sold at Rs 40 per kg last week as compared to the preceding week. 

    Meanwhile , significant increase was noted in the prices of Iftari items – pokaras, sumosas, dates, dhai bhaly, fruit chat, chana chat and Jalebi, as dates were being sold at Rs 160/210 per kg against Rs 150-200 per kg past week price, registering an increase of Rs 10 per kg, Pakora at Rs 245-275 per kg, Jalebi at Rs 190-250 per kg, Samosa were being sold at Rs 155-245 per dozen while a plate of dhai bhaly, fruit chat, chana chat was being sold at Rs 75 each last week as compared to the preceding week. 

    Copyright Business Recorder, 2013

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